The picture on the left shows the Well of Uthman (RA).
There was a time in Madina when it faced huge shortage of water, due to lack of rainfall. All the wells were dried and barren. Only one well owned by a Jew had water in it. The Jew owner was very biased and sold water on very high prices to the Muslims, and offered absolutely free water to the Jews.
When this news reached the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم he asked all the Muslims, "Anyone who wants a house in JANNAT should buy that well for the Muslims."
This saying of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم reached Hazrat Usman bin Affan رضي الله عنه, that only buying a well can make house in Jannat, he instantly decided to buy that well. He went to that Jew and asked him his price for that well but he said to sell only half of it. Hazrat Usman رضي الله عنه bought half of the well and made it Waqf for the Muslims i.e. they could have as much free water as they wanted.
Now no one purchased water from that Jew, so he asked Hazrat Usman to buy the other half as well which he did happily. Since then this well is known as Bir Uthman.
To get a promise from Allah is the greatest reward any one can get. How would one feel of somebody who got such promises many times in his life and that too about unimaginable mansions in the paradise? It’s the luck of Hazrat Uthman bin Affan رضي الله عنه who got married to two daughters of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم and was called Zun Noorain.
This well is still in its original form as was 1400 years ago and the water is pumped through motors for irrigation of the land surrounding it. The land around it consists of dates farms. The well has been covered now but the old pulley still stands out. This area of farms is open for public but is not a known site for ziarah.
This act of Hazrat Uthman and this well always reminds that one should do little or big things for wellbeing of Muslim ummah, and will be promised to be rewarded greatly in jannat.
“Allah has promised, to those among you who believe and work righteous deeds, that He will, of a surety, grant them in the land, inheritance (of power), as He granted it to those before them; that He will establish in authority their religion, the one which He has chosen for them and that He will change (their state), after the fear in which they (lived), to one of security and peace: They will worship Me (alone) and not associate any partner with Me. If any do reject Faith after this, they are rebellious and wicked.”
[Al Qur’an 24:55]
Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم said in a hadith that “Allah has shown me the entire Earth and told me the kingdom of my nation will reach all of it”.