Zamzam

zamzam water

zamzam water

It’s in amazing water in the world. In Makkah and Madinah, you will find Zamzam water. Here is the history of Zamzam.

When she reached al-Marwa (for the last time), she heard a voice and she made herself quiet and listened attentively. She heard the
voice again and said, ‘O (whoever you may be)! You have made me hear your voice; have you got something to help me?’ And
behold! She saw an angel at the place of  Zamzam, digging the earth with his heel (or his wing), till water flowed from that
place. She started to make something like a basin around it, using her hands in this way, and started filling her water-skin
with water from her hands, and the water was flowing out after she had scooped some of it.” The Prophet (peace and blessings of
Allaah be upon him) added: “May Allaah bestow mercy on Ismaa’eel’s mother! Had she let the Zamzam (flow without
trying to control it) (or had she not scooped from that water) (to fill her water-skin), Zamzam would have been a stream flowing
on the surface of the earth.

 

” The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) further added: “Then she drank (water) and
suckled her child. The angels said to her: ‘Don’t be afraid of being forsaken, for this is the House of Allaah which will be
built by this boy and his father, and Allaah never forsakes His people.’ The House at that time was on a high place resembling a
hillock, and when torrents came, they flowed to its right and left. She lived in that way until some people from the tribe of Jurhum
or a family from Jurhum passed by her and her child, as they (the Jurhum people) were coming through the way of Kadaa’. They
stopped and stayed in the lower part of Makkah where they saw a bird that had the habit of flying around water and not leaving it.
They said, ‘This bird must be flying around water, although we know that there is no water in this valley.’ They sent one or two
messengers who discovered the source of water, and returned to inform them about it. So, they all came (towards the water).” The
Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) added:

“Ismaa’eel’s mother was sitting near the water. They asked her, ‘Do you allow us to stay with you?’ She replied, ‘Yes, but you
will have no right to possess the water.’ They agreed to that.” The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) further
added: “Ismaa’eel’s mother was pleased with the whole situation, as she used to love to enjoy the company of the people.
So, they settled there, and later on they sent for their families who came and settled with them so that some families became
permanent residents there. The child (Ismaa’eel) grew up and learnt Arabic from them, and (his virtues) caused them to love
and admire him as he grew up. When he reached the age of puberty, they made him marry a woman from amongst them.

This article about zamzam,  Where is mecca, you can find about this article in this blog. Ref: Hajj & unrah Booklet and Trivial Games. By Soumy Ana. 2012

Zamzam Water in Masjidil Haram, Makkah

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