Some Amazing facts on Zamzam
- The Zamzam Well (Arabic: بِئْرُ زَمْزَمَ) is a well located within the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is 20 m (66 ft) east of the Kaaba.
- The name of the well comes from the phrase Zomë Zomë, meaning “stop flowing”, a command repeated by Hajar during her attempt to contain the spring water. Alternative spellings include Zam Zam, Zam-Zam, Zemzem, Zem Zem, and Zem-zem.
- Zamzam water is colourless and odorless, but has a distinctive taste, with a pH of 7.9– 8, and so is slightly alkaline.
- During Ramadan, 100 samples are tested every day to ensure that the water is in good quality.
- Rasul Allah’s heart was extracted by Gibrael AS and washed with the water of Zamzam, and then was restored in its original position, after which it was filled with faith and wisdom.
Story of Zamzam
When Allah intended to test Ibrahim AS, he commanded him to leave his wife hajar and his beloved son Ismael (AS) in the dessert of Mecca. Mecca is located in a hot dry valley with few sources of water. When Ibrahim AS left them and was walking away, Hajar asked him are you leaving us here on Allah’s command to which Ibrahim AS replied in affirmative. After walking away a distance, Ibrahim AS made a dua for them. Meanwhile Ismael AS got thirsty. Hajar ran seven times back and forth in the scorching heat between the two hills of Safa and Marwah, looking for water. Getting thirstier by the second, the infant Isma’il AS scraped the land with his feet, where suddenly water sprang out.
Here is an infograph on zamzam that is very interesting.
Ref : Wikipedia and ministry of Hajj website.