Praise be to Allaah.
The water of Zamzam is water
of great virtue which first sprang forth when Jibreel (peace be upon him)
struck (the earth) with his wing (Saheeh
al-Bukhaari, 3364). Allaah provided water for
Ismaa’eel (peace be upon him) and his mother with it. The heart of the
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was washed with Zamzam water.
Many saheeh ahaadeeth have been narrated concerning its virtues, such as:
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “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’, 3302).
was reported that the Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon
him) drank it, did wudoo’ with it and poured it on his head. He used to
carry Zamzam water in small vessels and large containers in order to pour
it on the sick and give it to them to drink. (al-Silsilat al-Saheehah, 883).
of the Sahaabah said: we used to call it al-Shabbaa’ah
(satisfying) and it helped us to take care our families (i.e., it was
filling and helped them to do without food, it was also sufficient to
nourish children). (al-Silsilat
al-Saheehah li’l-Albaani, 2685).
Messenger of Allaah
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
“The water of Zamzam is for whatever it is drunk for.” (Narrated by
Ibn Maajah, 3062; this is a hasan hadeeth. Scholars and righteous people
have experienced this – they have drunk it with the intention of
fulfilling some need such as healing from sickness or being freed from
poverty and distress, and Allaah fulfilled these hopes).
Allaah knows best.
Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid