Well of Rumah (Well of Uthman radiallahu anhu) Al Madinah

Well of Rumah (Well of Uthman radiallahu anhu) Al Madinah

💧There was a well in a part of Madinah belonging to a Jew who charged Muslims exorbitant amounts for water. Uthman (radiallahu anhu) offered to buy the well, but the Jew refused. Uthman (radiallahu anhu) then proposed to buy half of the well, with an agreement that each would fetch water on alternate days. The Jew knew Uthman (radiallahu anhu) as a clever businessman and was flattered to have him as a business partner, thinking that this would increase his sales.

💧Uthman (radiallahu anhu) opened the well for Allah’s sake, allowing people to fetch water as they wanted. The people would fetch two days’ supply of water on his day and ignore the Jew’s day. Despondently, the Jew offered Uthman (RA) the other half, which Uthman (RA) bought.

💧The well was kept for the free use of Muslims, up to and after the death of Uthman (radiallahu anhu), but the story does not end yet…

💧During the Ummayyad dynasty, the well and the surrounding ground (still in the name of Uthman (radiallahu anhu) since it was waqf) , was turned into a date orchid. The dates were also harvested and given to charity in the name of Uthman bin Affan (RA). This continued during the time of the Abbassid period and later.

💧In the present history of Saudi Arabia, the decision was made to organise it into a modern plantation. The money was shared into two parts, half to be given in charity, mainly to widows and orphans, the other half to be reinvested.

This plan was (and still is) being carried out. Today, a bank account exists in the name of Uthman bin Affan, from which half of all moneys gained from the plantation are remitted, while the other half is still being given out as charity. Out of this money, an amount was invested into purchasing land around the Masjid Nabawi in Madinah. This was developed into a hotel and monies still distributed the same .

The well is known today as Bi’r Uthman or Bi’r Rummah. One charitable deed that has earned its giver rewards for over 14 centuries. ✨subhanallah

May Allah reward the Companions of the Prophet (ﷺ)