The Mountain Pass
Although the Prophet was of the most eminent of the society of Quraish, he sat with the slaves and with poor people. After the Prophet had passed away, Abou Bakr and Umar, may Allah be pleased with them, went out to visit old women in their houses and find out what they needed to enliven this Sunnah of the Prophet. Why? Because it allowed knowledge to enter the hearts of people in a way that no annual conference or any speeches would enter their hearts.