Ayaz answered, 'No, my dear Sultan. It was delicious to me. I have received so many wonderful things from your hand, that whatever comes from you is sweet to me.'
Many stories are told of Ayaz's humility. Among them is one in which it is said that when he had risen in royal favour, he would often go to a secret chamber by himself, put on the old rags which he used to wear as a slave and standing before the mirror say to himself, "Ayaz, don't forget thyself."