Wells dug by Jinns for Prophet Sulaiman in KSA

There are around 300 wells in the village of Linah, Saudi Arabia which were dug by the Jinns under the authority of Prophet Sulaiman عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ.

When Prophet Sulaiman عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ was heading Jerusalem to conquer Yemen, he and his army stayed in the village of Linah to rest.

Wells dug by Jinns for Prophet Sulaiman

The story behind the Wells

When his army felt thirsty, they started searching for water but could not find any. At this moment one of the jinns laughed and said that “I laugh for the thirst of people and they are on the sea.”

Wells dug by Jinns for Prophet Sulaiman

This meant that there was water underneath the village and Prophet Sulaiman عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ ordered the jinns to dig wells in order to obtain water. The Jinns then beat their stick on the ground and dug wells of fresh water.

Wells dug by Jinns for Prophet Sulaiman

Village of Linah

The village of Linah is situated almost 300 km from Hail towards the northern border of Saudi Arabia. Out of 300 original wells dug by Jinns, 20 are still intact.

Are they really dug by Jinns?

The wells are located in a rocky place where digging so deep is almost impossible for humans.

Moreover, these wells are located in places higher than the rest of the land whereas wells are dug in plain lands, not on highlands.

Another interesting fact is that the diameter of some of the wells is less than half a meter which is very narrow. A person cannot go down to such a narrow opening to dig it deeper.

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.