Zamzam is the name of the well that gives the water to billions of individuals all around the world who came for the purpose of Hajj and Umrah. The Well of Zamzam is located within the Masjid al-Haram in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, 20 m (66 ft) east of the Kabaah. Zamzam well is about 30 m (98 ft) deep and 1.08 to 2.66 m (3 ft 7 in to 8 ft 9 in) in diameter. Zamzam have a significance importance in the history of Islam.
One day ALLAH (S.W.T) ordered Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S) to left his wife Hazrat Hajrah and his infant son Hazrat Ismail (A.S) in the mountainous and dry valley of Makkah. Makkah at that time was completely isolated with no evident buildings or people living there since there was no water for survival. There, Prophet Ibrahim left them with only a bag of dates and a leather bag filled with water. When Hazrat Hajrah ran out of food supplies in the scorching heat of Makkah, she started to search for water for her infant son. Hazrat Hajrah (A.S) ran bare foot between the mountains of Safah and Marwah. As Safah being the mountain closest to her, she climbed it and looked down at the valley to see if she could find anyone to assist her. She found no one and so she descended from the mountain until she reached the valley. Then she climbed Al-Marwah Mountain in keeping her search for water but to no avail. She went back to As-Safa then back again to Al-Marwah for seven times (It is now an integral part of Umrah called Sa’ee). The infant Hazrat Ismail (A.S) getting thirstier and start scraping the land by his little feet and suddenly the water sprang out of the ground. To stop the contain spring water Hazrat Hajrah repeated the command ‘ZAMZAM’, means ‘stop flowing’. From that day everyone named the well as ZAMZAM.
After so many years passed, the Zamzam well was dried and people of Makkah think that it is only a myth which they read in Bible. One day Hazrat Abdul Matalib, grandfather of Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ, saw in his dream that someone in his dream asked him to dig near Kabaah for the well of Zamzam. Next day he went on the same location which he saw in his dream, with his son Haris and start digging the floor. The people passing nearby make fun of them because they think that zamzam is only a myth. After hectic day of digging the water start coming out of the ground and till then it will start flowing continuously.
The names of Zamzam are numerous, more than 60 as indicated by a few specialists and researchers, its names got from its qualities. Some of the famous ones are:
- Murwiya (derived from the Arabic word meaning ‘quenched’)
- Shabbaa’a- (derived from ‘satisfying’)
- Hafirat Isma’il
- Hafirat ‘Abd al-Muttalib
Zamzam can be drink from drinking taps build in different areas of Masjid al- Haram and also from the coolers placed on multiple locations in Majid al-Haram and Masjid-e-Nabwi as well. The coolers contain both chill and warm water. Make Haleema Travels Luton your partner in this Holy journey with our wide range of packages from cheap to expensive and quench your thirst of Zamzam.
O Allah, we ask you to grant us chance of Hajj and Umrah and the visit of our beloved Prophet ﷺ Masjid, and we ask You Allah to make us amongst those who drink from his honourable hand at the Hawd-e-Kausar. Ameen.