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History of Zamzam Water


Zamzam is the name of a famous well in al-Masjid al-Haraam [the Sacred Masjid

in Makkah], which is thirty-eight cubits away from the Ka’bah. It is the well of

Ismaa’eel the son of Ibraaheem (peace and blessings of Allah be upon them both),

from which Allah quenched the thirst of Ismaa’eel when he was an infant. His

mother looked for water for him, but could not find any. She climbed to the top

of al-Safaa, praying to Allah to help her and give her water for Ismaa’eel, then

she climbed to the top of al-Marwah and did the same. Allah sent Jibreel, and

he struck the earth with his heels, and water appeared.


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The virtues of Zamzam water


Imaam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

Zamzam water is the best and noblest of all waters, the highest in status,

the dearest to people, the most precious and valuable to them. It was dug

by Jibreel and is the water with which Allaah quenched the thirst of Ismaa’eel.

It was reported in Saheeh Muslim that the Prophet

(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to Abu Dharr, who had

stayed near the Ka’bah and its coverings for forty days and nights

with no food or drink other than (Zamzam): “How long have you been

here?� Abu Dharr said: “I have been here for thirty days and nights.�

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said,

“Who has been feeding you?� He said, “I have had nothing but Zamzam

water, and I have gotten so fat that I have folds of fat on my stomach.

I do not feel any of the tiredness or weakness of hunger and I have not

become thin.� The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)

said: “Verily, it is blessed, it is food that nourishes.�

(Narrated by Imaam Muslim, 2473).


Other scholars added, with their own isnaads, “… and a healing

for sickness.� This was narrated by al-Bazzaar (1171, 1172) and

al-Tabaraani in al-Sagheer (295). In Sunan Ibn Maajah (al-Manaasik, 3062)

it was reported from Jaabir ibn ‘Abd-Allaah that the Prophet

(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“The water of Zamzam is for whatever it is drunk for.� The Salaf

and ‘ulamaa’ acted upon this Hadeeth. When ‘Abd-Allaah ibn al-Mubaarak

went for Hajj, he came to Zamzam and said, “O Allaah, Ibn Abi’l-Mawaali

told us from Muhammad ibn al-Munkadir from Jaabir (may Allaah be

pleased with him) that Your Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah

be upon him) said, ‘The water of Zamzam is for whatever it is drunk for.’

I am drinking it to ward off thirst on the Day of Resurrection.� Ibn Abi’l-Mawaali

is thiqah (trustworthy) so the hadeeth is hasan (good).


Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: Myself and

others tried seeking healing with Zamzam water and saw wondrous

things. I sought healing with it from a number of illnesses, and I was

healed by the permission of Allaah. I saw someone who nourished

himself with it for a number of days, half a month or more, and he

did not feel hunger; he performed Tawaaf along with the other people

just as they did. And he told me that he consumed nothing but

Zamzam water for forty days and he had the strength to have

intercourse with his wife, to fast and to perform Tawaaf numerous times.

Zaad al-Ma’aad, 4/319, 320.


Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah preserve him) said:

So you should have the intention of what you want to gain by

drinking this water. He should drink his fill, i.e., fill his stomach with it

until it is filled to the ribs, because this water is good. A hadeeth has

been narrated concerning this: the difference between the believers

and the hypocrites is drinking one’s fill of Zamzam water. (Narrated by Ibn Maajah in al-Manaasik, 1017; al-Haakim, 1/472).Al-Boosairi said:

this is a saheeh isnaad; its men are mawthooqoon [trustworthy].


This is because Zamzam water is not sweet; it is somewhat salty,

and the believer only drinks this somewhat salty water out of faith,

believing that there is barakah (blessing) in it. So when he drinks

his fill of it, this is a sign of faith. (Sharh al-Mumti’, 7/377, 378, 379).


Perhaps Allaah did not make it sweet so that people would not

forget that the meaning of drinking it is an act of worship. Whatever

the case, its taste is fine and there is nothing wrong with it. We ask

Allaah to quench our thirst from the Cistern (al-Hawd) of His Prophet

on the Day of the greatest thirst. May Allaah bless our Prophet

Muhammad, Ameen.


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A Story of Repentance


Layla Al Helw, a Moroccan woman, had been afflicted by cancer, and the doctors were completely helpless with no hope in her case. She lost hope in all but Allah subhanah wa ta'ala, whom she has never sought His help before…and so she went to His holy house (in Mecca)…and there was the answer…Now, dear reader, I leave you with sister Layla to tell you all about her story herself…


She says, “9 years ago I found out that I have a very dangerous disease, cancer… everyone here knows this name is scary, and in Morocco we usually call it “ Al ghoul� (ogre) or the wicked disease!� My faith in Allah was very weak... I was completely drifted away from the remembrance of Allah subhanah wa ta'ala, and I used to think that one’s beauty and health shall remain his/her life… I never ever thought I would be afflicted by a disease like cancer… so when I found out, it did

shake me so strongly from in the inside… I thought of escaping… but, where? Where in the world I can escape from this disease that is inside me wherever I go??… I thought of committing suicide!… But… I was deeply in love with my husband and my children… but I did not think of Allah’s punishment if I commit such sin…Because, as I told you before, I was far away from remembering Allah… It was of Allah’s will that this disease was the reason of my guidance and the reason of guiding a lot of people as well…


I went to Belgium, and I visited many doctors there… They told my husband that I first have to remove my breasts, then go on certain medication! I knew that such medication would make my hair fall and my eye lashes and brows to disappear… it shall also grow a beard on my face and make the nails and teeth fall as well… so I completely refused this solution… “ I would rather die with my breasts, teeth and everything that Allah has created for me than to live without them�, I said… I asked the doctors to give me another medication course that is less effective…and so they did…


I went back to Morocco… I used the medication course and it did not cause any bad effect on my body which made me so happy… I thought; may be the doctors were wrong and I didn’t have cancer… However, after about six months, I started losing weight quickly, my color started to change and I had a continuous pain… My Moroccan doctor advised me to go back to Belgium, and so I did…


There was the disaster!… The doctors told my husband that the disease has spread all over my body, that the lungs were completely infected and that they now have no solution for my case… They said, “You better take your wife back to her country so that she dies there!�… My husband got shocked… and instead of going back to Morocco, we went to France thinking that we might reach to a solution there… But, we have reached to nothing more than what we reached to in Belgium! Finally, we decided to enter the hospital to remove my breasts through a surgical therapy and go on the strong medication (the doctor prescribed before)…


However… my husband thought of something that we forgot… something that was always away from our thoughts… (God) has inspired my husband to take me to His holy house in Mecca… Maybe we can stand in front of Allah and ask Him to help us find a way out of this problem…


We left Paris saying, “Allahu Akbar, La Ilaha Illa Allah� (Allah is the Greatest, No God But Allah)… I was very happy because this was the first time for me to visit the Holy House of Allah and see the “Kaba�… I bought a copy of the Quran from Paris! And we went to Mecca… When I entered the holy Masjid and first saw the Kaba I cried a lot… I cried because I regretted all the past years I spent without praying and seeking Allah’s help… I said, “O Lord, the doctors were disabled to cure me… (You) have the cure for every disease… All the doors are locked in front of me… I have nothing left to seek except Your door, so please… please Lord, don’t close Your door on me…� I kept on praying to Allah and making Dua’a while I was going around the Kaba… I asked Him not to disappoint me or send me back with empty hands…


As I said before, I was completely ignorant regarding the religion of Allah, so I went to the scholars there and asked them to guide me to the little books and supplications that can be easy to read… They advised me to read as much as I can from the Quran… They have also advised me to make a lot of “Tadhalloo� from Zamzam water (Tadhalloo is to drink a lot of water until the water reaches your ribs)… They also advised me to mention Allah’s name a lot and make Salat on the prophet SAAWS… In Allah’s holy place I felt very peaceful and relieved… I asked my husband to allow me not to go back to the hotel and stay in the “Haram� (the holy Masjid)… He gave me the permission to stay there…


In the holy Masjid, there were some Egyptian and Turkish sisters beside me, who saw me crying a lot… They asked me about the reason… I told them that I came to the holy house of Allah and I never thought I would love it that much! I also told them that I have cancer… They kept beside me all the time and did not leave me… They also took the permission of their husbands to stay with me at the Masjid… During that time, we rarely slept… we ate very little quantities of food… but we drank a lot of “Zamzam� water… And as the prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Zamzam water is for whatever you drink it for� If you drink it for the intention of being cured, Allah subhanah wa ta'ala shall cure you… If you drink it because you are thirsty, Allah shall quench you out of thirst… etc. and so we didn’t feel hungry… We kept on doing Tawaf (going around the Kaba) continuously… and read Quran a lot… This was the way

we were day and night…


When I came to the holy house of God I was very thin, and upper part of my body was filled with swells, blood and pus!… For the cancer was completely spread all through the upper part of my body… so the sisters kept on begging me to wash the upper part of my body with Zamzam water… but I was very afraid even to touch it… I was afraid to remember my sickness that shall occupy my thoughts instead of remembering Allah and worshipping Him in complete submission… so I was always washing my body without touching that part…


On the fifth day, my friends insisted that I should go through my body with

Zamzam water… at the beginning I refused… but I felt something forcing me to

do it! I slowly started trying to go through the parts I always avoided… I became frightened again… then I felt this thing forcing me again… I hesitated… and on the third turn, I forced my hand in my upper part and went through my breasts! Something unbelievable happened… there were no swells…no blood… no pus!!! I couldn’t believe what I felt… I went through my upper part with my hand again, and it was true! Yes that was true!… I shivered!!


But I remembered that Allah subhanah wa ta'ala is capable of doing anything what

so ever… I asked one of my friends to touch my body with her hand and look for the swells… she did!… and they all automatically shouted, Allahu Akbar… Allahu Akbar!!! I ran to my husband in the hotel… When I saw him, I tore my shirt up and said, look at Allah’s mercy!!! I told him of what happened and he couldn’t believe it!!… He cried and cried… He said, do you know that the doctors swore that you shall die within a period of three weeks only?… I said, all the fate is within the Hands and Will of Allah (Praised be He), No one knows what the future is holding for us except for Him subhanah wa ta'ala…


We stayed in the holy house of Allah for one week. I thanked Him for His uncountable Graces… Then we went to the prophet Masjid in Medina…then we traveled to France… There, the doctors were confused and surprised… they had nearly become crazy!! “Are you the same person?!�, they asked me… I was very proud to say, YES!!… and this is my husband… we have returned to God… and I now fear nothing but Allah subhanah wa ta'ala… The fate is from Him… They told me that mine is a very strange case… they said they want to examine me again, and they found… nothing! Before, I could hardly breath because of the swells… but

when I went to Allah’s holy place and asked Him to cure me, this all has gone… I looked for the “seerah� (biography) of the prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and his companions (may Allah be pleased with them)… I read them and I cried a lot…

I cried regretting all what I have missed in my past life… I missed the love

of Allah and His prophet… I cried for the time I have wasted away from Allah

subhanah wa ta'ala… I ask Allah to forgive me, my husband and all Muslims… and to accept me as His sincere adorer…


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to tell the truth i didn't read it all, :D but it looked really good.

SubhanAllah I just heard tday the story of Layla (i think it was her!) at the Masjid in the khutba. (w00t)


Perhaps Allaah did not make it sweet so that people would not would not

forget that the meaning of drinking it is an act of worship.

subhan Allah!!!



:P for sharing! :P

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Wow! I can hardly believe it!

Awesome story!!!!!

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Asalaamu alaykum,


subhanAllah, that is such an amazing thing! Allah (SWT) is indeed the Most Merciful. insha'Allah, may more Muslims that are just Muslims in name come back to practicing this perfect Deen.

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