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The hill of Rawha, its masjid and well.

Question

A famous well between Badr and Madinah by the name of Bir Rauha has been mentioned as a place where 70 Ambiyaa passed by. Is this authentic? Also, is there any significance to the water of this well from Hadith or Pious Predecessors?

 

Answer

The Masjid at Rawha

Sayyiduna ‘Amr ibn ‘Awf (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:

‘.. Indeed seventy Ambiya (Prophets) prayed salah in this Masjid (at Rawha)…’

(Al-Mu’jamul Kabir, vol.11, pg.3715 hadith: [17] 12 , also see Fathul Bari, hadith: 492)

 

The hill of Rawha

Sayyiduna Anas  and Sayyiduna Abu Musa Al-Ash-‘ari (radiyallahu’anhuma) have reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) 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)

 

Although the chains for these narrations are weak, they sufficiently support each other in their mention of the Prophets passing Rawha.

(Also see Targhib, vol.2 pg.185-186)

 

The well of Rawha

The guides who usually take travelers to this well usually mention certain benefits of the water of the well at Rawha. I haven’t seen any Hadith in this regard.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar