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
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