First of all, we’d like to cite the Hadith. It has been narrated that Abu Hurayra said, “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, took my hand and said, ‘Allah created the earth on Saturday and He created the mountains in it on Sunday and He created the trees on Monday and He created disliked things on Tuesday and He created light on Wednesday, and He spread about the animals in it on Thursday. He created Adam after ‘Asr on Friday at the end of the creation at the last hour of the day between ‘Asr and nightfall.” 

Indeed, we have searched the authentic collections of hadith, and we came to know that the ‘hadith’ is not actually a hadith that can be attributed to the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). Imam Ibn Taimiyyah says, “knowledgeable men of hadith such as Al-Bukhari said, ‘This saying is not that of the Prophet, but one of Ka’b al-Ahbar.’

What further proves that the ‘hadith’ is not an authentic one is the many hadiths speaking about the creation of heavens and earth in six days, each of which may be like a thousand years, whereas the hadith refers to the creation of the earth only, in days which are shorter than those referred to in the Qur’an.