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Zamzam's history|its existence|and its significance


In Islam, Zamzam water is considered the purest form of water, which is located within Masjid al-Haram in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. It is just 20m away from the Kabah, Since 2000BC, Zamzam has been providing water to millions.


Muslims from all over the world carry this Holy water after their Umrah/Hajj to their near and dear ones.


Make sure to read till the end of this blog to learn about the history of Zamzam and its existence and its importance in Islam.

Prophet Ibrahim (Alaihis Salam) was born in a family of idol worshippers but he understood from a very young age, that there is no God worthy of worship but Allah,


He always obeyed Allah’s commands.


One day Allah (subhanahu wata ala) ordered him to take his wife, Bibi Hajra, and his son Ismail (Alaihis Salam) to Makkah.


At that time, Makkah was only a barren land. There were no trees or water, and not even people existed.


As Allah’s command Prophet Ibrahim (Alaihis Salam) left with some dates and water and prepared to leave.


When Bibi Hajira came to know about this she realize that the land was so barren.


She wondered how she and her baby Ismail (Alaihis Salam) would survive in that barren land.


She tried to convenience Prophet Ibrahim (Alaihis Salam) to change his mind but Prophet Ibrahim (Alaihis Salam) remained quiet.


Finally, as he walked away, Bibi Hajra called Prophet Ibrahim (Alaihis Salam) and asked him,


“Did Allah send you his command to leave us from here?” 


Prophet Ibrahim (Alaihis Salam) answered “yes” in a very polite way.


Bibi Hajra felt comforted. She kept her trust in Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) and said,

“If that is the case, Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) will certainly protect us and take care of us, He will never neglect us.


Bibi Hajra suckled Ismail and survived on the dates and water left by Prophet Ibrahim (Alaihis Salam), after spending some time on that barren land there were no dates, and water was left over.


Soon, both Bibi Hajra and Ismail (Alaihis Salam) were thirsty, she could not even feed Ismail as she could not produce any more milk.


As she was very thirsty she had to go out looking for water. she left Ismail (Alaihis Salam) on the ground and ran in the scorching heat between the two small hills Mount al-Safa and Mount al-Marwa in search of water.


She ran between the hills seven times, But Bibi Hajra did not find any water and Ismail was crying non-stop as he was hungry and thirsty.


While crying in a distraught state, Ismail was kicking the ground and suddenly Bibi Hajra noticed that water was flowing from the spot where Ismail was kicking.


Carefully, she collected some water for herself and was soon able to feed Ismail (Alaihis Salam).


(This is the reason walking between the two small hills mount Al-Safa and mount Al-Marwa is an essential ritual in Umrah and Hajj called Saee)


This miracle of Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) has made Zamzam holy and sacred water, and it has not stopped flowing since then.


Water is a source of life and after Makkah had water, people began to come and live there.


Soon, Makkah became an important city because people from all over the world came to settle there.


The moral of the above article is 


Always have trust in Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) he will never put us in difficulty. 


Benefits of Zamzam


Zamzam water has great significance in Islam, drinking Zamzam water in the journey of umrah/hajj has some essential components for pilgrimages. 


Prophet Muhammed (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasalam) used to drink water and he used to carry it to give it to ill people.


Prophet Muhammed (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) reported:- “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.” 


Prophet Muhammed (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasalam) used to drink Zamzam water while standing to show respect for the water. Muslims are also suggested to drink the water while standing and facing Kabah.


There are many health benefits of drinking Zamzam water that has drawn the attention of many scientist and researchers, 


What is so special about this water? Let’s explore why this is best among all 


  • One miracle of Zamzam is it can satisfy both Hunger and Thirst.
  • It relieves eye strain and other problems related to the eyes when applied to them.
  • A drop of water can purify the other source of water.
  • It is possible to cleanse the human body internally and externally with a drop of water.
  • It fulfils the wishes and duwa of pilgrims.
  • It forties the immune system of the body. 
  • It helps to repair damaged skin cells.
  • It helps to increase your blood plates.
  • It helps reduce acidity and heartburn.
  • It helps curb pangs of hunger.
  • It helps in weight loss.
  • It helps to prevent dental care.

Zamzam water and its importance



  • Zamzam water is known for its purity



An amount of bicarbonate that's higher than what's found in water, Zamzam water contains an adequate amount of bicarbonate (366 mg/l). 


The concentration is even higher than that of French Alps bicarbonate (357 mg/l), Hence it is called the purest form of water in the world.


  • ZamZam water is bacteria-free


The Prophet Muhammed (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasalam) reported: “The water of Zamzam fulfils the purpose for which it was consumed”.


Zamzam water increases the energy in the cell system of the body because it doesn't have any harmful bacteria.



  • Zamzam water contains calcium and magnesium



Alkaline minerals and trace metals are present in high concentrations in the water. The high calcium and magnesium content of this water helps to alleviate fatigue scientifically.



  • Zamzam is good for Skincare



Zamzam water helps in regenerating cells when used as a cleanser. Zamzam water can also be sprayed on your face as a mist.


 Holy sparkling essence mist combines Zamzam water, gluconolactone and hyaluronic acid to provide hydration to your face.


As the Prophet Muhammed (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) once reported:- “A cure for every disease can be found in the water of Zamzam. Angel Jibril indicated it and dug it, and Allah's water is what made Ismail drink it (to be the first)" 



  • Zamzam water is good for healthy bones and teeth



Among the main sources of calcium are milk and dairy products. As I mentioned earlier, Zamzam water is rich in calcium as well.


In addition, it contains a large amount of fluoride, which maintains a healthy calcium level in the body, as well as strong bones and teeth.


It is imperative that every Muslim house contains a bottle of Zamzam! 

Manners of Drinking Zamzam water


  • Stand and drink Zamzam water.
  • Face towards Kabah and mention the name of Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala)
  • Drink in three draught 
  • Before drinking tell Bismillah and after drinking Tell Alhumdullilah


Ibn Abbas (RA) used to recite this dua:- “Allahhumma inni as’aluka ` ilman naifi ` aaa, wa rizqaw wasi`aaa, wa shifa’ am min kulli da’i ”


 I hope now you understood the history of Zamzam and its existence and its importance.



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