The story behind Zam Zam water

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Zam Zam is the name of the well that provides blessed water to billions of people, have thirstily drunk from throughout history, especially during the Hajj pilgrimage.

Prophet Ibrahim (pbuh) came to Makkah with his wife Haggar and their baby Ismail. He left his family there on Allah’s orders. Haggar and Ismail consumed all the water and Ismail started to cry Haggar was helpless, and started running from the top of one hill: AS’AFA to the next: ALMARWAH in search of help, Haggar did that 7 times then returned to Ismail when she heard a voice. She asked the voice for help.

Gabriel (pbuh) hit the ground and water came out Haggar covered the hole with sand to prevent the water from spilling out. That was Zamzam water a caravan was passing by the valley and noticed birds hovering around the water, which was never present before, so they requested Haggar’s permission to camp near the water.

This marked the beginning of Makkah civilization increased further after Ibrahim and Ismail (Peace Be upon Them) built the Holy Mosque. The Tribe Jurhum was the historical custodian of the Holy Mosque until the Tribe Khuz’ah took over. Around the 5th Century A.D. Qusay Ibn Kilab was the custodian of the Holy Mosque and Zamzam. Unfortunately the well was neglected and was eventually buried. Abdul Muttalib Ibn Hashim, the grandfather of Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) dug the well once more after the event of the Elephant and Zamzam water emerged once again.

The story behind Zam Zam water will always enlighten many of us through the miracle of having been given such blessed water. A verse from The Holy QUR’AN, “O our Lord I have made some of my offspring to dwell in a valley without cultivation, by Thy Sacred House; in order, O our Lord, that they may establish regular Prayer: so fill the hearts of some among men with love towards them, and feed them with fruits: so that they may give thanks (Quran [Surah Ibrahim’14:37]).

PROPHET MUHAMMAD (pbuh) Hadith of Zam Zam water The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said “The best water on the face of the earth is the water of Zamzam; it is a kind of food and a healing from sickness” (Saheeh al-Jaami, 3302).


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