Being Humble is a Prophetic Tradition

A woman who was afflicted with partial derangement in her mind said: “O Messenger of Allah, I want something from you.” He said: “See on which side of the road you would like [to stand and talk] so that I may help you.” He then stood aside with her on the roadside until she got what she needed.” (Muslim, 2326)
In this short hadith, we learn about the humility of the Prophet (peace be upon him). If he so wanted, the Prophet could have stood on the road and spoken to the woman. And he would have been praised for it. But he did not think himself so important as to block the road even while doing a good deed.
In addition, the Prophet (peace be upon him) did not admonish the woman for approaching him in a coarse way. Nor did he turn his nose up at her because she was disturbed. Instead, he treated her with kindness and provided her with what she needed.
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) knew that no one is more important than another. He also knew that if Allah had willed, he would be in the same mental state as the woman.

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