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I found this hadith in wiki .

کنت کنزاً مخفیاً فأحببت أن أعرف فخلقت الخلق لکی أعرف

I was a hidden treasure, and I wished to be known, so I created a creation (mankind), then made Myself known to them, and they recognised Me.

What is the source of this hadith and is this hadith authentic(Saheeh).

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    This sounds very doubtful. – Sassir May 9 at 0:53
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This supposed hadith qudsi is often quoted by sufi's (for example al-Alusi quoted it in his tafssir of verse 51:56 without reference) and also appears in shi'a books (for example Bihar al-Anwar of al-Majalisi) however none could share any fully connected narrator chain be it a sahih or da'if one.

Therefore it is rather safe to say that this hadith report is not authentic. And it was never uttered by the prophet.
This is the view of scholars like az-Zarakshy, ibn Hajar, as-Suyuti and ibn Taymiyyah on this supposed narrative.

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  • So what is the classification of this hadith. Is it Hasan, daif or murtad – user43864 May 9 at 15:03
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    @Blue a hadith that is not authentic can't be hassan, and I don't know what you mean by murtad. It is in best case very weak if not simply a fabrication. – Sassir May 15 at 1:10

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