Zamzam Well Facts, Virtues, and Complete History

Muslims give high respect to the Zamzam Well as it is associated with some key Islamic figures. For thousands of years, the water is present in the well despite the high consumption. Read the article for further details.

Zamzam Well Facts, Virtues, and Complete History

Zamzam Well is present in the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Its exact location is at the Mataf area of Masjid Al Haram. It is a living miracle of Islam as it is providing a continuous water supply for over 4,000 years. In the year 2003, the well’s entrance was closed that made it inaccessible to pilgrims. However, Zamzam water can be taken through dispensers installed throughout Masjid Al Haram.

Zamzam Well Facts and Figures

• The Zamzam Well is 21 meters far from the Kaabah, towards the side of the Maqam e Ibrahim.

• The depth of Zamzam Well is 31 meters.

• The water comes from two springs, one from the Kaabah bearing, the other from Mount Abu Qubais.

• Water used to be drawn physically by the bucket. Now, electric pumps do the job.

• The water extraction is done by two pumps who work alternatively.

• They pump a minimum of 11 liters of water per second. However, they can pump 18.5 liters of water per second.

• Normally, they pump 150,000 liters per day. However, during Hajj and Ramadan, they extract 400,000 liters per day.

Zamzam Well Virtues and Benefits

Several hadiths and quotes elaborate the significance of Zamzam Well and its water. Hazrat Ibn e Abbas (Blessings of Allah be Upon Him) narrated that Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) said that: “The best water on the face of the earth is the water of Zamzam. In it is complete nourishment and healing from sickness.”

There is great healing power in Zamzam as according to Sahabas (Blessings of Allah be Upon Them) when the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) drank Zamzam water he prayed that: “O Allah, grant me beneficial knowledge, abundant sustenance and a cure from all diseases.”

Hazrat Jaabir (Blessings of Allah be Upon Him) revealed that he heard the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) say: ‘Zamzam is a cure for any purpose for which it is drunk’. There is another hadith that “If you drink it to quench a thirst, it will do so, and if you drink it to fill the stomach in place of food, it will do so, and if you drink it for a cure from some illness, it will do so.”

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