7 Etiquettes of Drinking ZamZam Water every Muslim should know

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Today’s read will talk about the Etiquettes of drinking the Holy Water, I mean ZamZam water! For many of you who don’t know, ZamZam is the holy water that was dug up by the Angel Gabriel for the Prophet Ismail A.S. so that he may satisfy and quench his thirst. There have been several different narrations regarding how this well came about, some narrating that water gushed from the barren empty land when the mother of Prophet Ismail searched for water around the desert. We must keep in view that this well which as preserved till date provides the same water that was drunk by one of the Prophets himself thus it holds high esteem in respect in Islam.

This is the reason why drinking the ZamZam should be drunk in a very proper manner. This Holy water has the tendency to heal, to satisfy and quench hunger and thirst and fulfill anything that the one drinking may wish to ask Allah. There have been certain narrations and hadiths that fully justify this.

7 Etiquettes of Drinking ZamZam Water every Muslim should know

Read “Bismillah” before drinking ZamZam Water.

One should drink ZamZam while standing. Ibn Abbas reported: I served ZamZam water to Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him), and he drank it while standing. Sahih Muslim [Book #023, Hadith #5023], Sahih Bukhari Volume 7, Book 69, and Number 521

One should drink ZamZam water while facing towards Kiblah – Source

He or she must remember the Almighty Allah and drink the amount of water in three breaths.  Anas R.A. reported that Allah's Messenger (May peace be upon him) used to breathe three times in the course of a drink (i.e. he drank in three gulps).  Sahih Muslim [Book #023, Hadith #5029]

In between the three gulps of water he can ask from Allah whatever that he wishes and make as many supplications that his heart desires.  Ibn ‘Abbas reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “The water of ZamZam is good for whatever one intends (while drinking it). If you drink it seeking to heal, Allah will give you healing. If you drink it to satisfy your hunger, Allah will satisfy your hunger. If you drink it to quench your thirst, Allah will quench your thirst.  Darussalam Vol. 4, Book 25, Hadith 3062

A man should drink as much of the water as he can and after that be grateful to Allah for giving him the opportunity of drinking this Holy Water from such a Holy Well.

The Prophet Mohammad (SAW) has reported on many incidents that the water from this well can be of good for anything that it is intended. Now after so many centuries pilgrims on their visit to the Holy Land of Makah and Medina make sure they bring back a good amount of ZamZam for their relatives, family, and friends.

  • This water provides healing to those who seek to heal
  • Satisfies the hunger of those who are hungry and
  • Quenches the thirst of those who are hungry all if Allah wills
  • Darussalam Vol. 4, Book 25, Hadith 3062

Make sure you follow up with the etiquettes of drinking ZamZam to avail the bounties bestowed upon us with the opportunity alone!

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