The village stood on the southern, gently sloping section of Wadi al-Marah in the bilad al-rawha' (see Daliyat al-Rawha', Haifa sub-disctrict) and faced north. It was linked by a number of secondary roads to the coastal highway and the Haifa-Jenin highway, as well as to the neighboring villages. In the late nineteenth century, Umm al-Shawf was a small village that extended from the southeast to the northwest. Two springs north of the village supplied it with water. Its estimated 150 residents, who were Muslims, cultivated 21 faddans (1
Giv'at Nili, founded in 1953, is on village lands south of the site.
Piles of stone debris from the houses are scattered about the site, which is overgrown with cactuses, thorns, and bushes. The shrine of Shaykh Abd Allah still stands.