Detailed discussion on the meanings and significance of the hadith about creation on weekdays reported in Sahih Muslim. The paper concludes that the hadith neither contradicts Qur'an nor explains the Six-yawm creation account. Moreover, it does not clash with any of the established modern scientific findings. And that the purpose of the hadith is simply to give a lesson in beliefs about the Almighty.
“He is Adam and the time that came upon him was forty years when was shaped out from clay yet the spirit was not breathed into him. This is the opinion of the majority.”