The Well of Tuwa (Arabic: بئر طوى) is a historic well situated in the Valley of Tuwa (Dhi Tuwa). Before the conquest of Makkah, the Prophet (ﷺ) spent the night in the valley, took a bath using the water from this well and then performed salah. Then he entered Makkah.
Practice of Abdullah bin Umar (رضي الله عنه)
- Nafi’ reported that Abdullah bin Umar (رضي الله عنه) did not enter Makkah without spending the night at Dhi Tuwa until it was dawn, when he took a bath, and then entered Makkah in the morning, and made a mention that Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ) did that. [Muslim]
Mosque at Dhi Tuwa
- A mosque had been constructed at the place near where the Prophet (ﷺ) performed salah. However, it has now been demolished. The Tuwa Well still remains.
- According to one report, this is also the area where the Quraysh camped to prepare their forces before the Battle of Badr.
References: The History of Makkah Mukarramah – Dr.Muhammad Ilyas Abdul Ghani, ZiyarahGPS