The Well of Rawḥā, also known as Bir Rawḥā, is a historic well located in the desert of western Saudi Arabia. It is situated on the route between Mecca and Medina, and has been an important stop for pilgrims making the journey between the two holy cities.
According to Islamic tradition, the well was miraculously created by the angel Jibril (Gabriel) to provide water for the Prophet Muhammad and his followers during their Hijrah (migration) from Mecca to Medina in 622 CE. The name Rawḥā means “rest” or “relaxation”, and it is said that the Prophet and his companions rested at the well during their journey.
The well has a deep historical and cultural significance for Muslims, and is visited by many pilgrims each year. In recent years, the Saudi government has undertaken efforts to preserve and restore the site, including building a protective structure around the well and installing facilities for visitors.