If one of the servants died and he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, was unable to witness his funeral, he would go to his grave and pray upon him
Abu Hurayrah reported that a black woman used to sweep the mosque, and the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, noticed that he had not seen her, so he asked about her, and was told, “She has passed away.” The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “Why did you not inform me?” Abu Hurayrah said: “It was as if they considered the matter not worth mentioning.” They showed him where her grave was, and he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, prayed (the funeral prayer) upon her, then said: “These graves are filled with darkness for those residing in them, and Allah brightens them by my praying on them.”
In another narration,
“He went with his Companions, stood at the grave, and prayed upon her while everyone was behind him. Then he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, supplicated for her, and then left.”
He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, did not become too busy to realize that a woman who used to sweep the mosque was missing. How great was this leader and how great it was to be in his blessed company!