al-Ghars Well (Bir al-Ghars)

Gharas denotes cultivating a plant, Rabah used to bring the water from this well to Prophet Muhammad. Located approximately one kilometer north of Masjid Quba, the Al-Ghars well was a place from which the Prophet drank and made a request that he be bathed with its water after his demise. Ibn Majar quoted Ali ibn Abu Talib as saying, the Prophet said: “When I die, wash me with seven water-skins from Al-Ghars Well. He also used to drink from this well.”


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circa 620 CE

Well of Ghars is considered among the historical wells in Madinah having bond to Prophet Muhammad, where he is believed to have drank water and told his companions to use water in this well to bath him after his demise. This well is around one kilometer north of Masjid Quba.

circa 620 CE

According to Fouad Al-Maghmasi, a researcher on the history of Madinah, al-Ghars Well is one of the landmarks of Madinah that has been linked to Prophet Muhammad.

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