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Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) offered Nafl salah sitting in old age

Question

Please verify the following

Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) said [regarding Rasulullah -sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam-]:

‘The people had exhausted him.’

And please share the background to this if it is authentic

 

Answer

This is authentic.

The full narration is as follows:

The Tabi’i; ‘Abdullah ibn Shaqiq (rahimahullah) asked Sayyidatuna ‘Aishah (radiyallahu’anha): ‘Would Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) offer [nafl] Salah while seated?’

She replied: ‘Yes, after the people exhausted him.’ [i.e, He (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) after growing old, became exhausted and over-burdened with their needs and worry for the people].

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1705. Also see Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 4637)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar