Zamzam Water History
Folks need water for nearly for every thing, but not all of water conveys the identical price and significance.Muslims reference this water of Zamzam as a thing enchanting as well as unique. They crave that this mysterious liquid and like to drink it if they could. And if you were able to visit the Hajj, they go back home carrying it for tens of thousands of miles because of a prized possession and also to give as a special gift for their families and friends.
What exactly is so particular about Zamzam water? In a word: everything! There’s nothing regular about it. The wonder of the way it came into being in the center of a desert, its consistency through outside 1000s of years, the valuable attributes it has, that it never melts. This water is unique.
The truth is, this small and only ‘ 5 ft deep well ‘ is far away from any other source or body of water. It’s self-replenishing. It’s continually replenishing itself as a way to create gallons upon gallons of water for the usage of thirsty pilgrims in addition to the extra sum that’s bottled up and also the sum that’s taken as gifts and distributed worldwide to millions. SubhanAllah!
Zam Zam water has scientifically been demonstrated to contain healing qualities due to its higher content of Calcium and Magnesium Salts and also natural fluorides that encompass a germicidal action.
It’s also an established scientific truth that pools or water wells tend to grow vegetation such as algae– especially in warm climates. Amazingly this isn’t true in the well of Zamzam.
It’s the well from which Allah quenched the thirst of Ismaa’eel the son of Ibraaheem (peace and blessings of Allah be upon them both) when he was an infant. His mother, Hajar (peace and blessings of Allah be upon her) looked for water for him, but couldn’t discover any.
The scholars (may Allah have mercy on them) agreed that it is mustahabb (recommended) for pilgrims on Hajj and ‘Umrah particularly, and for all Muslims in general, to drink Zamzam water, due to the Saheeh hadeeth in which the Prophet (peace be upon him) is reported to have drunk the water of Zamzam. (Reported by Al-Bukhari, 3/492). Based on the hadeeth of Abu Dharr (may Allah be pleased with him), the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Salaam said concerning the water of Zamzam, “It is a blessing, and it is food that satisfies.” (Reported by Muslim, 4/1922). Al-Tayaalisi added, in a version, he narrated: “and a cure for the sick. – but this is when he drinks it with faith and sincerity, as proven in the hadeeth of Abu Dharr al-Ghifaari who stayed in Makkah for a month without any nourishment except Zamzam water.”
Al-Abbass ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib (may Allaah be delighted with him) said: “The people used to compete over Zamzam during the time of Jaahiliyyah(ignorance). People who had children used to bring them and give them to drink, and this was their early-morning victuals. We used to used to think that it was a help for people who had children.” Al-Abbass said: “During the Jaahiliyyah, Zamzam was known as Shabaa’ah (satisfaction).” Al-Allamah al-Abbi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: “(The water) is for whatever purpose it is drunk for, and Allaah made it food and drink for Ismaa’eel and his mother, Hajar.” Ibn al-Mubarak entered Zamzam and said, “O Allaah, Ibn al-Mu’ammal told me, from Abu’l-Zubayr from Jaabir that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: ‘The water of Zamzam is for whatever purpose it is drunk for,’ so, O Allaah, I am drinking it (to quench) my thirst on the Day of Resurrection.”