Sultan Hanafi Mosque

From the album Modern Miracles

Sa’id, a caretaker at the Sultan Hanafi Mosque in Sayeda Zeinab district in Cairo drops a bucket through a trapdoor in the floor. The keepers of the mosque say this well connects to an underground river that reaches all the way to Mecca. So the water has the same taste and blessings as the Zam Zam water from the al-Haram Mosque. During the week, people from the neighborhood stop by for a bottle of the blessed water. On weekends and holidays larger groups stop by and drink directly from the bucket.