Dalka times: The well where the Prophet (peace be upon him) requested to bury his body and other historical places
More than 100 sites in Madinah related to the life of the Prophet Muhammad and other important events in Islamic history will be restored and developed as part of a three-year project by Saudi authorities announced this week.
The projects will run until 2025.
Among these projects, which were inaugurated at a ceremony by the Governor of Madinah, Emir Faisal Bin Salman, is the renovation of the site of the battle of the Al-Faqir well and the Al-Qiblatain Mosque.
An agreement was also signed to rehabilitate the wells of Uthman bin Affan and Sayed Al-Shuhada square.
The ceremony, organized by the Al-Madinah Regional Development Authority, the Saudi Cultural Organization, and the Pilgrim Experience Program, also announced the renovation of eight sites from Madinah’s ancient Islamic history.
Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, the Minister of Hajj and Umrah and the Chairman of the Islamic History Committee, thanked the Governor of Madina and said that as a committee they are working hard to protect Islamic heritage.
It is located near the Prophet’s Mosque. It was built by Omar bin Abdul Aziz, and the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) prayed the sand prayer and the rain prayer. Uthman bin Affan also used that place in the same way as the Prophet.
Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq Mosque
It was built in an amazing way, and it is the second place where Prophet Muhammad prayed the Eid prayer during his lifetime.
Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq also prayed the Eid prayer here, hence the name of the mosque. This mosque was built by Omar bin Abdul Aziz.
The Mosque of Omar bin Al-Khattab
Located in Al-Musallah, this mosque is named after Omar bin Al-Khattab, the second companion of the Rashidun Caliphate.
The name of this mosque is due to the fact that it was located near the Saqiya well.
Banu Anif Mosque.
It was originally built from volcanic rock to the southwest of the Al Quba mosque. Two meters of its walls remained in this mosque before it was repaired.
The Well of Ghars
The Prophet Muhammad used to draw water from this well. He demanded that when he died, his body should be washed with water from this well before burial.
It was built by one of the friends of Omar bin Abdul Aziz, and he built it in the place where the Prophet prayed when he was inspecting a moat that the Muslims were digging to defend themselves.