Zamzam is the famous well of Makkah. The Word Zamzam means stop flowing. The sacred well of Makkah, also called the well of Ismāʿīl, because, according to tradition, Zamzam was opened by the angel Jabriel (A.S) to provide for Hajar(A.S) and Ismaʿil(A.S), who were in danger of dying of thirst after ibrahim (A.S) deposited them in what was then an un-populated desert valley. a command repeated by Hagara during her attempt to contain the spring water.a command repeated by Hajara (A.S) during her attempt to contain the spring water.
For centuries Muslims have cherished the brackish water of Zamzam as sacred and have sought to benefit from its reputed blessings.
To this day, pilgrims to the Makki sanctuary descend the enclosed staircase to the well and either draw water for themselves to drink, or bottle it and take it home for a relative or friend who is ill. Muslims believe the water is known for healing and norishments.
According to the research Thirty Zamzam water samples were collected by three distinct methods.The samples were analyzed 2 weeks after collection for more than 30 indicators: pH, EC, Eh, Cl, F, Br, NO3, PO4, SO4, HCO3, Ag, Al, As, Ba, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na, Ni, Pb, Sr, and Zn beside others.The quality of the water did not change for 2 years and there was an excellent agreement among the results of the 30 water samples as well as between the results of the 2 years for the same samples analyzed in 2007 and 2008. The water is alkaline (average pH is 8) with an average Li concentration of 15 μg L−1. The average concentrations of As and NO3 showed values three times higher than the WHO standardsThe resultant information should be made available to the public, and the relationship between pollution and human health should be addressed. The alkalinity of Zamzam water and the presence of trace amounts of As and Li may cause the healing power. However, a scientific strategy should be developed and adopted to enable further research and studies on toxicology and treatment technologies could be applied if needed.
Ibn Abbas reported: The Messsenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best water on the face of the earth is Zamzam water. In it is food for nourishment and healing for illness.”
Source: Mu’jam Al-Kabeer 11011
On Night Journey: The Messenger of Allah’s visit to the heavens to meet the prophets. Jabriel A.s descended and opened my heart and then he washed it with the water of zamzam. He then brought a gold basin full of wisdom and faith and after emptying it into my heart, he closed it up.
Ibn Abbas reported: I gave the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, a drink of water from the zamzam well and he drank it while standing.
Source: Sunan An-Nasa’i 2965