The Black Sweeper (Hadith No. 448)
Narrated Abu Huraira:
A black man or a black woman used to sweep the mosque and he or she died. The Prophet asked about her (or him). He was told that she (or he) had died. He said, “Why did you not inform me? Show me his grave (or her grave).” So he went to her (his) grave and offered her (his) funeral prayer.”
Such was the importance of that black sweeper. We barely even notice such people in our lives.
I’m just imagining what the sweeper would’ve felt if he knew that Prophet (SAW) himself had asked about him/her. Blessed person indeed. SubhanAllah.