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Madinah’s Al-Faqir Well Reopens After Renovations

The renovation project took care to preserve the integrity of the historic well.

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Madinah’s Al-Faqir Well Reopens After Renovations

One of Madinah’s historic locations, the Al-Faqir Well, has reopened to the public after the completion of its renovation project. Located in the Alya area of Madinah, this well dates back over 14 centuries.

That the timing of this reopening should fall within the holy month of Ramadan is fitting, considering the well’s relationship to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The well is linked to the story of Salman Al-Farsi, a slave who worked in an orchard that surrounded the well and was freed by the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH). Although the well is commonly known as the Al-Faqir Well, it is also known as the Salman Al-Farsi Well in honour of this story.

Improvements to the site include the installation of an iron fence around the well. Features such as water paths,bridges, and the main gate have been reinforced with stone sourced from Madinah. Palm trees and stone benches have been added to the site, as well as an informative plaque detailing the historical significance of the well.

The renovation project was careful to maintain the integrity of the original structure, and was held under the authority of the Madinah Region Development Authority, who are responsible for the Al-Faqir Well.

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