How to drink ZamZam water? 6 etiquettes

Many Muslims don’t know that there is a special way and Dua to drink ZamZam water? Here are the 6 etiquettes.

Dua for drinking ZamZam water

Ibn Abbas رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ used to recite the following dua while drinking ZamZam water.  

  • اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ عِلْمَاً نَافِعَاًً وَرِزْقَاً وَاسِعَاًَ وَشِفَاءً مِنْ كُلِّ دَاءٍ
  • O Allah, I seek from You beneficial knowledge, wide sustenance, and healing from all ailments.
  • Source: Al-Mustadrak 1739

Dua for drinking ZamZam water

Make Supplications

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: ‘The water of Zamzam is for whatever it is drunk for.’” – Sunan Ibn Majah 3062
  • 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.

Drink it while standing

It is the sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ to drink ZamZam while standing. 

Ibn Abbas رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ reported: I served ZamZam water to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and he drank it while standing. – Sunan an-Nasa’i 2965

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Facing Qiblah

Ibn Abbas رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ explained that one should drink ZamZam while facing the Qiblah. – Sunan Ibn Majah 3061

Drink in 3 Gulps

Ibn Abbas رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ advised that one should drink ZamZam water in three gulps. – Sunan Ibn Majah 3061

Drink full of stomach

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.

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Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: The sign (that differentiates) between us and the hypocrites is that they do not drink their fill from Zamzam. – Sunan Ibn Majah 3061

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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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.