One of the many silent miracles of Islam is Zamzam water that is derived from Zamzam well located within the Masjid Al-haram in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. About 66 feet east of the Kaabah.

*Ogun Pilgrims at Mount Jabalithaor one of the holy sites in Makkah

Millions of pilgrims collect Zamzam water each year during Hajj or Umrah rites to drink from it. Also, each pilgrim is presented with the minimum of one litre when returning to their various countries.

There are many Hadiths and reports that affirm the virtues of Zamzam water. But it is disheartening that the present day Muslims particularly Nigerian Muslims failed to recognize the value of this water as they prefer other material things to Zamzam water.

Many of them failed to recognize its curative power as a result of ignorance or negligence of the importance of Zamzam water.

Zamzam water first emerged during the time of Hajar and Ismail in Makkah. It emanated when Hajar ran out of water and her son became thirsty. An angel scratched the ground with his heels (or with his wings) until water began to gush out from the spot, that turned out to be the Zamzam well.

No one can find fault with it. It has other names apart from Zamzam. These include: Al-Shabba’ah, Barrah, Tibah, Bushra, and other names. When Jibril opened the chest of Allah’s Messenger (SAW), he washed his heart with Zamzam water. It is regarded as the best water on earth with astounding nourishment and healing prowess.

Apart from quenching thirst, it is used for ablution. Pilgrims drink from it during or immediately after Tawaf. It is used as medicine against certain diseases, it is used as food and for other intended purposes, such as beneficial knowledge, plentiful provision etc.

It is permissible to use Zamzam water to purify oneself but some scholar advised that it should not be used for any inappropriate purposes such as removing impurity and so on.

Some of the recommended acts when drinking Zamzam water include: facing the Ka’bah, saying Bismillah, pausing to take a breath three times, drinking one’s fill, praising Allah after one’s fill. It can be sprinkled on the head, face and chest making lots of du’a.

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