بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد
All of these (deviant) sects:
- The Jahmiyyah Al-Ja’diyyah - The Mu’tazilah Az-Zaidiyyah - The Karaamiyyah As-Sijistaaniyyah
They all say concerning the Hadeeth al-Qudsi that its wording is from the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and its meaning is from Allaah, The Mighty and Majestic, and this is also their saying with regards to the Qur’aan. Yet no one from amongst the Salaf said this, rather what the Salaf were upon was that the Hadeeth al-Qudsi is the speech of Allaah, The Mighty and Majestic, so the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم would say: ‘Allaah says…’ and this is a reality which does not have an aversion for it, therefore it is to be said: that the Hadeeth al-Qudsi is the speech of Allaah the Mighty and Majestic in wording and meaning.
Shaykh Hammaad al-Ansaaree
Al-Majmoo' Fee Tarjumah Hammaad al-Ansaree, volume 2, page 540
Translated by Aboo Haatim Muhammad Farooq