Our scholars have related from Bashshar al-Makari that he has said, “I went to meet Imam Ja’far as Sadiq (as) in Kufah and saw that the dates of Tabarzad were brought for him and he was eating them. He said to me, ‘Come here and eat these dates.’ I replied, ‘No, may I be your ransom! On the way here, I witnessed an incident that has stirred my sorrow. My heart is bleeding and tears have engulfed me.’ Imam said, ‘I say to you by the right that I hold upon you, come near and eat from these.’
I went near and ate some dates, then he asked, ‘Now tell me what your saw.’ I replied, ‘On the way, I saw a guard of the kingdom striking a woman on the head, and dragging her towards the prison. She was yelling, ‘I seek refuge of Allah and His Prophet, and I do not seek refuge from anyone else except Allah and His Prophet.’’
Imam as-Sadiq (as) asked, ‘Why were they hitting the woman and taking her to prison?’ I replied, ‘I heard people saying that the woman was walking on the road and suddenly she tripped and fell. She called out, ‘O Fatimah (sa)! May Allah keep away His Mercy from the ones who oppressed you!’ Thus the guards arrested her and began to hit her.’
Hearing this, Imam as-Sadiq (as) stopped eating (the dates) and wept to such an extent that his handkerchief, beard and chest were drenched in tears. Then he said, ‘O Bashshar! Arise and let us go to Masjid al-Sahlah and pray for the release of that woman and request Allah to safeguard her.’”
If Imam al-Sadiq (as) was grief-stricken so much after hearing about the unpleasant incident of a woman from among the Shi’a of Fatimah (sa), then what would be the effect upon him when her sufferings are related to him?!
That tyrant slapped her (Fatimah (sa)) to such an extent that her earrings broke due to the severity of the attack!
Ref : Bayt al-ahzan fi masa’ib Sayyidat al-Niswan, Pg.115