Millions and billions of pilgrims come down to Saudi Arabia with a wish of performing Hajj and Umrah and take the blessings of ALLAH Almighty. Though, the sacred journey to Hajj and Umrah is very hard and to withstand the heat is approximately impossible. So how do millions of pilgrims complete all the rituals of their Hajj and Umrah without any kind of difficulty? It is sure that
ALLAH Almighty that takes care of all the pilgrims, but the Zamzam water is also another reason and boon for providing strength to the pilgrims.
Zamzam is the name of the well that provides fresh and blessed water it quenches the thirst of millions of pilgrims coming from all around the world in order to perform Hajj and Umrah. This auspicious and blessed well is located in city Makkah. It is almost 35 meters deep and is situated only a few meters away from the Holy Kaaba.
Origin of the Well of Zamzam
According to the Islamic traditions, it is believed that ALLAH Almighty sent Hazrat Jibraeel (AS) to help Bibi Hajira (wife of Hazrat Abraham AS) and mother of her infant baby (Hazrat Ismail AS) by providing blessed water of Zamzam, who was starving of thirst. In an effort to search water for her baby Hazrat Ismaeel (AS) in scorching heat, Bibi Hajira ran in between the two hills known as Safa and Marwa, seven times. ALLAH Almighty saw her efforts to save her baby from thirst, so ALLAH Almighty blessed Her and created a water spring there. So this is the similar ritual that all the pilgrims have to perform during Hajj.
Some Facts about Water of Zamzam
Here are some astonishing facts about water of Zamzam water that you will be interested to know before going for Hajj:
- Different Names
The water of Zamzam has many different names. According to the experts and scientists, the names are based on the qualities and merits of the water. Some most famous names are:
- Murwiya (derived from an Arabic word that means `quenched`)
- Shabbaa (derived from `satisfying`)
- Water of Zamzam can fulfil hunger and thirst
Water of Zamzam can amusingly increase the level of energy in humans, which helps people maintain the extreme climatic circumstances.
- It is pure and unpolluted
The water has been smoothly flowing through the well for more than 4000 years, but not any single sign or mark of contamination has been found. There is no biological or chemical contamination in the water of Zamzam. This means the water is extremely pure.
- Healing Quality
The water Zamzam has amazing healing properties due to the high content of magnesium, calcium, natural fluorides and salts. This is the reason that why pilgrims gather water from the Zamzam and also bring it back home for their friends, relatives and family members.
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