Zam Zam the Most Sacred Water – Part -2
taken it with them back home. The local people offer this precious gift to pilgrims and also serve this sacred water in the Haram to fasting pilgrims in Ramadan.
Some residents of Makkah, who are in this profession are known as Al Zamazimah. At first, water was distributed freely and later on some charged for it. In early days leather containers were used and later on the earthen pitchers and pots.
Sometimes Zam Zam would be given to pilgrims in special glasses on special occasions. But with the advent of modern technology and advanced methods have made distribution of Zam Zam water easy The sacred water of Zam Zam is a rich and sacred heritage left to the Muslims.
Zam Zam has Many Names
1. Hazmatu Jibreel
2. Suqya-Allah Ismail
3. La Shora
4. La tazim
25. Taamu Tumin
26. Shifaoo Suqmun
27. Hazmatu Ismail
28. Sharabul Abrar
Zam Zam water use be for a multi-purpose
Zam Zam water is a multi-purpose and indispensable liquid. Allah has made it a cause for good. There are many authentic sayings of Allah’s Messenger Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam). Whilst drinking the Zam Zam water, du’as are accepted by Allah and even looking at it with the intention of seeking Allah’s pleasure is considered as Ibaadat Nowadays, the Zam Zam well is enclosed but one can pray at the glass partition of the well, below the Masjidul Haram.
Zam Zam in light of Ahadith
The pilgrims at the Zam Zam well should pray to Allah as it is a place where Allah accepts supplications. They call Him to forgive their sins and to accept their repentance. They must Allah to forgive parents, relatives and all Muslims Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) has said in ono tradition
The Zam Zam water is a healer of every disease, and in another he said, To make use of the Zam Zam water is a purification of hypocrisy.
In another tradition Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said,
The best water on the surface of the earth is the water of Zam Zam.
(Ibn Abbas Radiyallahu Anhuma)
Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihl Wa Sallam) has said as reported by Hazrat Jaabir (Radiyallahu Anhu), ‘The water of the Zam Zam is good for what over purpose a person wishes to drink. If you drink it for protection, Allah will protect you. If you drink it to quench your thirst Allah will quench it, and if you drink it to get satisfaction and bo full, Allah will satisfy you.
It is the place where angel Hazrat Jibreol (Alaihissalam) indicated it and dug it, and it is the water that Allah made Prophet Hazrat Ismail E Alaihissalam) to drink from and to get satisfied.
In another tradition narrated by Hazrat Jaabir (Radi Allahu Anhu) Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, Whoever circumambulated seven times around the House of Allah le., Ka’aba, prays two raka’at behind the Station of Ibrahim and drinks the water of Zam Zam, all his sins will be forgiven, no matter how huge in number they are. (AI Wahid reported)