This incident happened during the time of the time when Islamic Caliph was present in the year 837 AD.
One Muslim sister was attacked by the Romans in the Roman city. She was abused and locked up for no reason. Frightened and alone she called out the name of the Caliph ‘Oh Mu’tasim’.
A man witnessed this incident and rushed to the Caliph informing him of what had happened, when he heard the plight of this woman he responded bravely, “Labbaiki” (I am here at your call).
He prepared a large army and set off for battle and to rescue the woman. Al-Mu’tasim’s army trounced the enemy and entered ‘Amuriyyah. After destroying the enemy stronghold, they came to the woman and freed her from her captures.
When the woman’s call reached Caliph Al-Mu’tasim Billah and he called the emergency, they asked: “what is the matter?”
And he said:
“A report has reached me that one Muslim sister was attacked in a Roman city.”
He said: “I swear by God, I will send an army that is so big that when it reaches them it is still leaving our base. And tell me the strongest city of these Romans and I will send the army to that city.”
This was the decisive response of the Caliph when the honor of one sister was touched.
When Al Mu’tism army conquered the Romans he insisted on opening the jail of the sister himself… and he did and when she saw him, she was amazed and he smiled and said:
“I heard your call, sister.”
Caliph Al-Mu’tasim sends the entire army in response to the call for help of only one Muslim woman, who was captured by the Romans, and rescues her.
He is a celebrated example of a Muslim ruler defending Islam and the honor of Muslim men and women.