Hadeeth: “My servant, You want and I want, and only what I want shall be.”

Question 52: Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He) says in a Hadeeth Qudsee (Revelation from Allaah in the Prophet’s words): “My servant! You want and I want, and only what I want shall be, if you submit to Me in what you want, I shall suffice you in what you want and if you do not submit to Me in what you want, I will bring distress upon you in what you want, and onlywhat I want shall be.” Is there any explanation for the meaning of this Hadeeth?

Answer: As for this wording, we do not know of any authentic basis ascribing this Hadeeth to the Prophet (peace be upon him)… read more here.