Zamzam water, eternal source

Zamzam water in the well
Zamzam water in the well

A research was done to discover the origin of Zamzam water. The dimensions of the well were taken. The water level came up to a five feet, eight inches man’s shoulders. The man who was not allowed to dip his head into the water reported that he could not find any inlet or pipeline inside the well from where the water came in. Even when aspiring the water with a big transfer pump, nothing was observed. The man was asked to enter the well again, he stood in one place while the water was pumped, suddenly, he felt the sand moving beneath his feet and it was the same in every points of the well. The water flew into the well from the bed equally at every point keeping the level of the water stable.


When Allah’s prophet Ibrahim grew older, Allah blessed Him with Ismail from His wife Hajar.

{Praise be to Allah, Who hath granted unto me in old age Isma'il and Isaac: for truly my Lord is He, the Hearer of Prayer!} Quran 14:39.

He was yet living the happiness of having a son in his old age, when Allah ordered him to take his wife Hajar and his son Ismail to Makka, a desert place which doesn’t contain even water. He left asking Allah to protect them:

{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 14:37

Safa and marwa nowadays
Safa and marwa nowadays

The water and provisions of Hajar and her son expired. Helpless, Hajar started running from Safa to Marwa (two hills) searching for help and praying Allah to save her son. She ran seven times worried about her thirsty baby. [This act is actually practiced by Muslims when doing Hajj which is one of the five pillars of Islam.] Allah the most merciful provided them water that never dries, the water of Zamzam. Hajar and Ismail drunk and then to stop the water from spilling out, Hajar said Zam zam in the meaning of stop. Thus Zamzam water took this name.

While passing by Makkah, a caravan noticed the presence of birds around the water, thing that they never saw before. As the place was desert, birds indicated the presence of water and so started Makka’s existence, a source of pure water in the middle of desert, the destination of all the caravans.

{The first House (of worship) appointed for men was that at Bakka: Full of blessing and of guidance for all kinds of beings: (96) In it are Signs Manifest; (for example), the Station of Abraham; whoever enters it attains security; Pilgrimage thereto is a duty men owe to Allah,- those who can afford the journey; but if any deny faith, Allah stands not in need of any of His creatures.} Quran 3:96-97

The well of Zamzam was neglected for a period of time. After which the grand father of the messenger of Allah, Muhammad (pbuh), Abdu Almuttalib Ibn Hashim Ibn Abd Manaf, dug it again a while after the Elephant’s event.

Composition of zamzam water

The pH of zamzam water is 7.9 to 8 it contains significant quantity of inorganic elements: Sodium, magnesium, calcium, potassium, Chloride, bicarbonate, fluoride, nitrate, sulfate...

Hadiths about Zamzam water

The Prophet (pbuh) said:

"The water of Zamzam is for whatever it is drunk for." [Ibn Maajah]

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’]

I"One difference between us (believers) and the hypocrites is that they could not drink much from Zamzam." [Ibn Maajah]

"Verily, it is blessed, it is food that nourishes." [ Muslim]

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HAIDER 3 years ago


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forall 3 years ago Author

Thank you brother :)

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icv 3 years ago from India, Kerala

very nice

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forall 3 years ago Author

Thank you very much :)

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