Tasteless but when you take a sip; it feels like it goes directly to your heart and touches your soul to purify it. It is Zamzam, the miraculous water on the earth. the water is cure for many diseases of our body and it nourishes our soul as well. Zamzam is the name of the well which is situated in Masijd Al-Haram near Khana Kabaah. Zamzam water has a significance importance in the History of Islam.

Significance of Zamzam highlighted in many Hadith. A hadith narrated by Abdur-Rehman Bin Abu Bakr; the Prophet ﷺ says: “The sign (that differentiates) between us and the hypocrites is that they do not drink their fill from Zamzam”. (Sunan Ibn Majah, Book 25, Hadith 3061).

The Prophet ﷺ says: “The water of Zamzam is (good) for whatever it is intended.” (Sahih Muslim, Book 25, Hadith 3062).

Another Hadith on importance of Zamzam is narrated by Abu Jamra Ad-Dabi he said that: I used to sit with Ibn `Abbas in Mecca. Once I had a fever and he said (to me), “Cool your fever with Zamzam water, for Allah’s Messenger ﷺ says: ‘It, (the Fever) is from the heat of the (Hell) Fire; so, cool it with water (Zamzam water). (Sahih Al Bukhari, 3261)

Sunnah of Drinking Zamzam Water

Standing up

Ibn Abbas reported: I served. (water of) zamzam to Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him), and he drank it while standing. (Sahih Muslim, Book 23, Hadith 5023).

Ibn ‘Abbas reported that Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) drank (water) from zamzam in a bucket while he was standing. (Sahih Muslim, Book 23, Hadith 5024).

Ibn ‘Abbas reported: I served (water from) zamzam to Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him), and he drank while standing and he asked for it while he was near the House (House of Allah). (Sahih Muslim, Book 23, Hadith 5026).

Facing the Qiblah

Ibn ‘Abbaas (R.A) said: “If you drink Zam-Zam water drink your fill, turn towards the Qiblah, say “Bismillaah” (in the name of Allaah) and breath three times and when you finish, you should say “Alhamdu lillaah” (All perfect praise be to Allaah).”

Three sips

The Sunnah when drinking Zamzam or any other drink is to drink by three sips. Imaam Al-Bukhaari and Muslim (R.A) reported that the Prophet ﷺ used to drink in three sips, breathing outside the container. Ibn Qataadah (R.A) also narrated that the Prophet ﷺ forbade breathing into the container when drinking.


A person drinking Zamzam water should intend and hope for healing, blessings and whatever is best for him in this life and in the hereafter. Make as many supplications as one wishes between the gulps of Zamzam.

Say Alhamdulillah after drinking.

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