Well of al-Tuflah

Once a dry well, Historians says that Prophet Muhammad ﷺ spat in it and water gushed out for people to drink from which he ﷺ himself drank

Asfan, Saudi Arabia

Coordinates: 21.923909, 39.350461

Well of Tuflah is in Asfan on the way between the capitals of the Islamic world Mecca sharif and Madinah sharif.

This well though kept in an ignored state now was reportedly did not dry till date after Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) had spit into it.

As per historians, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ صلى الله عليه وسلم passed by Asfan while returning from Makkah after the “Bond of Hudaibiyya” with Quryash tribe in 6th year of hijra.

When He (صلى الله عليه وسلم) along with 1400 companions reached there the well was dry. He (صلى الله عليه وسلم) spit into it and the water streamed. It is also said that he made ablution from it’s water.

Because the prophet ﷺ spat his blessed his saliva into the well, it was named the well of Tuflah (Spittle)

Region of Asfan

Asfan was over many centuries in the route commuted by pilgrims to the house of Allah. Even before the era of Islam Prophet Hud (عليه السلام) and Prophet Salih (عليه السلام) had passed through this area. It was though this way the Quraysh caravans of traders used to travel to Sham (present day Syria).

Condition of the Well

A nice place for whom to “feel” on the journey of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ on the Hijra Road.

But unfortunately ignored and not well maintained by the locsl authorities and also visitors don’t care about throwing garbage and littering inside the well.

But a good thing access is very good with proper asphalt road upto the location via Makkah Madinah Highway in the small village of Asfan.