Let us see what Ibn Kathir had to say in This regard. He mentions in His Tafsir,

رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ وَالنَّسَائِيُّ فِي التَّفْسِيرِ -أَيْضًا-مِنْ رِوَايَةِ ابْنِ جُرَيج قَالَ: أَخْبَرَنِي إِسْمَاعِيلُ بْنُ أُمَيَّةَ، عَنْ أَيُّوبَ بْنِ خَالِدٍ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ رَافِعٍ مَوْلَى أُمِّ سَلَمَةَ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ: أَخَذَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ بِيَدِي فَقَالَ: “خَلَقَ اللَّهُ التُّرْبَةَ يَوْمَ السَّبْتِ، وَخَلْقَ الْجِبَالَ فِيهَا يَوْمَ الْأَحَدِ، وَخَلْقَ الشَّجَرَ فِيهَا يَوْمَ الِاثْنَيْنِ، وَخَلَقَ الْمَكْرُوهَ يَوْمَ الثُّلَاثَاءِ، وَخَلَقَ النُّورَ يَوْمَ الْأَرْبِعَاءِ، وَبَثَّ فِيهَا الدَّوَابَّ يَوْمَ الْخَمِيسِ، وَخَلَقَ آدَمَ بَعْدَ الْعَصْرِ يَوْمَ الْجُمُعَةِ مِنْ آخِرِ سَاعَةٍ مِنْ سَاعَاتِ الْجُمُعَةِ، فِيمَا بَيْنَ الْعَصْرِ إِلَى اللَّيْلِ” (2) .
وَهَذَا الْحَدِيثُ مِنْ غَرَائِبِ صَحِيحِ مُسْلِمٍ، وَقَدْ تَكَلَّمَ عَلَيْهِ عَلِيُّ بْنُ الْمَدِينِيِّ وَالْبُخَارِيُّ وَغَيْرُ وَاحِدٍ مِنَ الْحُفَّاظِ، وَجَعَلُوهُ مِنْ كَلَامِ كَعْبٍ، وَأَنَّ أَبَا هُرَيْرَةَ إِنَّمَا سَمِعَهُ مِنْ كَلَامِ كَعْبِ الْأَحْبَارِ، وَإِنَّمَا اشْتَبَهَ عَلَى بَعْضِ الرُّوَاةِ فَجَعَلُوهُ (3) مَرْفُوعًا،

Muslim Narrates, and Nisai in His Tafsir with the Chain Ibn Juraira >> Ismaeel bin Umayya >> Ayub bin Khalid >> Abdullah bin Rafi>>Abu Huraira, who said

Holy Prophet (asws) took hold of my hands and said: Allah created the soil on Saturday and He created the mountains on Sunday and He created the trees on Monday and He created the disliked on Tuesday and created light on Wednesday and lie caused the animals to spread on Thursday and created Adam (peace be upon him) after ‘Asr on Friday; the last creation at the last hour of the hours of Friday, i.e. between afternoon and night.

This hadith is one of the strange things recorded in Sahih Muslim. Ali ibn al-Madini, al-Bukhari and many of the Scholars have criticized the hadith. They have stated that it was the statement of Ka’b, and that Abu Huraira only heard it from Ka’b al-Ahbar; but then Narrators got confused and Made it Murfo’o. 

Please keep in mind that This is not just Narration of Muslim. Ibn Khuzaima included This Narration in His Saheeh, 3/243-244, (Urdu translation). Also, Ibn Hibban included This Narration in His Saheeh, 14/30.

However, Bukhari wrote in His al-Tareekh-ul-Kabeer, 1/413-414

وروى اسمعيل بْن أمية عَنْ أيوب بْن خَالِد الْأَنْصَارِيّ عَنْ عَبْد اللَّه بْن رَافِعٍ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ
قَالَ خلق اللَّه التربة يوم السبت، وقَالَ بعضهم عن ابى هريرة عَنْ كعب وهو أصح.

 

And Ismaeel narrated from Ayub bin Khalid from Abdullah bin Rafi’i from Abu Huraira from Prophet that All Created Soil on Saturday. And some People said that it was from Abu Huraira FROM KA’AB, and that is more correct

 

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