Rasulullah s allallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam used to go and visit her occasionally. Once he went to visit her and she offered him something to drink. Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam refused either because he did not feel like drinking anything at that time or because he was fasting. Because of the fact that she had brought up Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam she insisted that he drinks it. Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam used to say that after my real mother, she is my mother. After his demise, Abu Bakr and ‘Umar radiyallahu ‘anhuma also used to visit her occasionally. Upon seeing them she used to think of Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and begin to cry. They should also begin crying.
Lesson: What an honour it was to have Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and these two great Sahabah visiting her. Her greatness is on account of her serving Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and being perfect in her Din. O women! Serving Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam means that you must serve his Din, direct women towards good deeds, teach them the Din, teach your children piety, and you yourself should remain steadfast on Din. Insha’ Allah, you will also receive a part of greatness.
Do not think that she must have went in front of all these visitors without purdah. To go and sit by someone and to speak or listen to good talks even though it may be behind a screen or curtain is sufficient to be called a ziyarah (visit).