My husband bought a box of zamzam water for us from the mosque a few nights ago. The font of the water states that the Quran has been recited over the water. The water was a gift from Allah to Prophet Ismail, peace be upon them, when he cried of thirst as his mother Hajar looked for water by running between the hillocks of Safa and Marwa. She did this until Allah, in His graciousness, ensured that water started gushing out from under his feet, and Hajar started moving the sand to protect the water, saying “Zamzam, Zamzam, Zamzam, Zamzam,”. The name Zamzam originates from the phrase Zomë Zomë, meaning ‘stop flowing’.
The scholars (may Allah have mercy on them) agreed that it is mustahabb for pilgrims on Hajj and ‘Umrah in particular, and for all Muslims in general, to drink Zamzam water, because of the saheeh hadith in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam drank the water of Zamzam. According to the hadith of Abu Dharr (may Allaah be pleased with him), the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said concerning the water of Zamzam, “It is a blessing, and it is food that satisfies.”
There are many hadiths as well as studies that state how good zamzam water is. Zamzam water has also been treated by ultraviolet rays, and microbes have no place to survive in it, which means that Zamzam water preserves its taste and is not a congenial environment for bacteria.According to various chemical analyses, dry weather make: Zamzam more saline through evaporation, which is, with Allaah’s might, good for the human body.
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