More than 1400 years old
lifetime of this endowment
The Califh Uthman Bin Affan
Founder's name
Definition of endowment and its origin

More than 1400 years have passed since the great companion Othman bin Affan purchased the well of Rumah, northwest of the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, and the well still irrigate the city’s residents with its water and waters their palms and trees.

The story of the well began when Medina began to flourish after the migration of the Prophet (peace be upon him). The Muslims found that one of the freshwaters of the city was a well located in the area of Al-Aqiq al-Asghar called the Well of Rumah. They also found that all of the city’s waters dried up except for the well of Rumah, but access to the well was not easy, as whoever wanted to drink from it had to pay its owner, which is something was not affordable for many residents of the Prophet's city at the time. The hadith of the Prophet (peace be upon him), “Who will buy the well of Rumah and dip his bucket in it alongside the buckets of the Muslims, in return for a better one in Paradise?” prompted Othman bin Affan( May Allah be pleased with him) to hasten to buy it and make it a public endowment from which everyone can drink for free.

Stages of the endowment's development
  • The endowment (water-well) was subsequently purchased by The Califh Uthman Bin Affan for the past 1400 years, after the migration of the Prophet (peace be upon him) to Medina.

  • In 1372 AH, the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture rented the well and its farm from the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance to benefit from the water.

Endowment services and features

It is considered a resource for the city's residents and visitors



In the era of Saudi Arabia, it took care of it and reclaimed the land in which the well is located



It was used in the cultivation of palms and the distribution of its fruits to the needy