How did he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, treat his servants such that they began loving him as much as they did, and favored staying with him over going back to their families and tribes?
Anas ibn Maalik (a Companion) said:
“A young slave girl from Madinah would take the hand of the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and take him wherever she wanted.”
Another narration reads,
“A young girl from Madinah would go and take the hand of the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and he would not take his hand out of her hand until she took him wherever she wished to take him.”
Ibn Hajar (a scholar) said: “The expression, ‘took by the hand’ is in reference to his behavior, even if her need was outside Madinah, she would ask for his help in that matter. This shows the great extent of his humbleness, and shows that he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, was free from all types of arrogance.”