Ar-Rawha Well

Located near Ar-Rawha valley where many historic things took place, there is a well. Once this well water was salty, bitter and not drinkable. On hearing this, Prophet Mohammad ﷺ spat into the water and it turns drinkable from that day onwards till now

Ber Ar-rawha, Saudi Arabia

Coordinates: 24.078234, 39.161740

The well of Rawha

This well was initially dug as a means to provide water to the villagers there, and also to the Muslims who used to travel through the village on their way to Mecca Sharif.

But the water in the well was bitter. All those who drank from that well, man or animal, fell ill. So they stopped using this water.

Once While passing through, the Prophet ﷺ and his Companions stopped by this village on their way to Badr.

But the villagers told them to not the drink the well’s water as it was bitter. So the Prophet ﷺ spat in the well, and since then, the water has turned sweet.

Some even say that it has healing properties, hence the name, Beer e shifa or Aab e Shifa.

So many farmers have even claimed that they made their sick livestock drink this water and they were healthy once again.

Significance of the mosque

Next to the well is a mosque in a very dilapidated condition.

It is said that the Prophet ﷺ prayed here along with 70 companions of His.

HAzrat Amr ibn ‘Awf رضي الله عنه reports that the Prophet ﷺ said: “… Indeed seventy Prophets prayed salah in this Masjid (at Rawha)”

[Fathul Bari]

Significance of The hill of Rawha

Ar-Rawha has the distinction as being a place where many previous Prophets of Allah passed through on their way to the Ka’bah in Makkah.

Hz. Anas رضي الله عنه and Hz. Abu Musa Al-Ash-‘ari رضي الله عنه have reported that Hz. Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said:

‘Indeed 70 Ambiya (Prophets) had passed the hill of Rawha enroute to the house of Allah (the Ka’bah)’

(Musnad Abi Ya’la, Hadith: 7231 and 7271, and Al-Mu’jamul Kabir of Tabarani, see: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol.3 pg.220)

In the End times

It is said that towards the end of time the Prophet Isa عليه اسلام will pass through ar-Rawha after his return back to Earth.

It has been narrated from Hz. Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه that the Prophet ﷺ
said, “By the One in Whose hand is my soul, the son of Maryam will certainly enter ihraam in the valley of ar-Rawha, as a pilgrim performing Hajj or ‘Umrah, or both.”

[Sahih Muslim]

Location now

This well lies about 80 Kms West of the Prophet’s Mosque.

You can’t look into the well but there are pipes running along the one if it’s sides where you can fill bottles to drink from.

You can find people selling clean empty bottles here if you forgot to bring one.

The well water is pumped to the top by machines and you can easily pour it using taps available there.

People also sell bottled natural herbs mix for natural healing of many diseases and pains