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05-12-2010, 08:22 PM
In 1971, an Egyptian doctor wrote to the European Press, a letter saying that Zum-zum water was not fit for drinking purposes. I immediately thought that this was just a form of prejudice against the Muslims and that since his statement was based on the assumption that since the Ka'aba was a shallow place (below sea level) and located in the center of the city of Makkah, the wastewater of the city collecting through the drains fell into well holding the water.
Fortunately, the news came to King Faisal's ears who got extremely angry and decided to disprove the Egyptian doctor's provocative statement. He immediately ordered the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources to
investigate and send samples of Zum-zum water to European laboratories for testing the water. The ministry then instructed the Jeddah Power & Desalination Plant to carry out this task. I was employed as Desalting Engineer(Chemical Engineer) to produce drinking water from sea water). I was chosen to carry out this
assignment. At this stage, I remember that I had no idea what the well holding the water looked like. I went
to Makkah and reported to the authorities at the Ka'aba explaining my purpose of visit. They deputed a man to give me whatever help was required. When we reached the well, it was hard for me to believe that a pool of water, more like a small pond, about 18 by 14 feet, was the well that supplied millions of gallons of water every year to hajjis ever since it came into existence at the time of Hazrat Ibrahim A.S., many, many centuries ago. I started my investigations and took the dimensions of the well. I asked the man to show me the depth of the well. First he took a shower and descended into the water. Then he straightened his body. I saw that the
water level came up to just above his shoulders. His height was around five feet, eight inches. He then started
moving from one corner to the other in the well (standing all the while since he was not allowed to dip his head into the water) in search of any inlet or pipeline inside the well to see from where the water came in. However, the man reported that he could not find any inlet or pipeline inside the well. I thought of another idea. The water could be withdrawn rapidly with the help of a big transfer pump which was installed at the well for the Zum-zum
water storage tanks. In this way, the water level would drop enabling us to locate the point of entry of the water. Surprisingly, nothing was observed during the pumping period, but I knew that this was the only method by which you could find the entrance of the water to the well. So I decided to repeat the process. But this
time I instructed the man to stand still at one place and carefully observe any unusual thing happening inside the well. After a while, he suddenly raised his hands and shouted, 'Alhamdollillah! I have found it". The sand is dancing beneath my feet as the water oozes out of the bed of the well.' Then he moved around the well during the pumping period and noticed the same phenomenon everywhere in the well. Actually the flow of water into the
well through the bed was equal at every point, thus keeping the level of the water steady. After I finished my observations I took the samples of the water for European laboratories to test. Before I left the Ka'aba, I asked the authorities about the other wells around Makkah. I was told that these wells were mostly dry. When I
reached my office in Jeddah I reported my findings to my boss who listened with great interest but made a very irrational comment that the Zum-zum well could be internally connected to the Red Sea. How was it possible when Makkah is about 75 kilometers away from the sea and the wells located before the city usually remains dry? The results of the water samples tested by the European laboratories and the one we analysed in our own laboratory were found to be almost identical. The difference between Zum-zum water and other water (city water) was in the quantity of calcium and magnesium salts. The content of these was slightly higher in Zum-zum water. This may be why this water refreshes tired hajjis, but more significantly, the water contains fluorides that have an effective germicidal action. Moreover, the remarks of the European laboratories showed that the water was it for drinking.
Hence the statement made by the Egyptian doctor was proved false. When this was reported to King Faisal he was extremely pleased and ordered the contradiction of the report in the European Press. In a way, it was a
blessing that this study was undertaken to show the chemical composition of the water. In fact, the more you explore, the more wonders surface and you find yourself believing implicitly in the miracles of this water that
Allah bestowed as a gift on the faithful coming from far and wide to the desert land for pilgrimage.
Let me sum up some of the features of Zum-zum water.
§ This well has never dried up. On the contrary it has always fulfilled the demand for water.
§ It has always maintained the same salt composition and taste ever since it came into existence.
§ Its potability has always been universally recognised as pilgrims from all over the world visit Ka'aba every year for Hajj and umrah, but has never complained about it. Instead, they have always enjoyed the water that refreshes them.
§ Water tastes different at different places. Zum-zum water's appeal has always been universal.
§ This water has never been chemically treated or chlorinated as is the case with water pumped into the cities.
§ Biological growth and vegetation usually takes place in most wells. This makes the water unpalatable owing to the growth of algae causing taste and odor problems. But in the case of the Zum-zum water well, there wasn't
any sign of biological growth.
§ Centuries ago, Bibi Hajra A.S. searched desperately for water in the hills of Safa and Marwa to give to her newly born son Hazrat Ismail A.S. As she ran from one place to another in search of water, her child rubbed his feet against the sand. A pool of water surfaced, and by the grace of Allah, shaped itself into a well which came to be called Zum-zum water.

05-13-2010, 01:50 AM
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05-13-2010, 01:54 AM
Has anyone tried Zam Zam water?

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05-13-2010, 01:55 AM
^Yes, although I can't remember the taste at this moment in time.

05-13-2010, 07:27 AM
Has anyone tried Zam Zam water?

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Yes i try it almost every year 5 to 10 times.. its just normal water.. tastes like normal water too.. theres no difference between the zam zam water's taste and the normal water we daily drink

03-26-2011, 03:25 AM
My dear Friend ZAM ZAM WATER not a normal water like we drink check this

Following was written by a Japanese Scientist Masaru Emoto:

The quality / purity of Zamzam water has, will not be find any where else in the water on this earth.

He used the technology named NANO, and researched a lot on Zamzam water. And found out that if one drop of Zamzam water mix in 1000 drops of regular water, regular water will get the same quality like Zamzam water.

He also found that a mineral in one drop of Zamzam water has its own importance that will not be find any other water on this earth.

He also found in some tests that the quality or ingredients of Zamzam water can not be changed, why, science does not know the reason.

Even he re-cycled the Zamzam water, but no change it was still pure.

This scientist also found out that, the Muslims say BISMILLAH before eating/drinking. He says that after saying BISMILLAH on regular water, there are some strange changes happened in the quality of regular water. That make it best water.

He also found out that if some one recites the Quran on regular water, it gets the ability for the treatment of different diseases.

Masaru Emoto is a Japanese author known for his claim that if human speech or thoughts are directed at water droplets before they are frozen, images of the resulting water crystals will be beautiful or ugly depending upon whether the words or thoughts were positive or negative. Emoto claims this can be achieved through prayer, music or by attaching written words to a container of water.

03-26-2011, 03:28 AM
check this out

Zamzam water is the best and noblest of all waters, the highest in status, the dearest to people, the most precious and valuable to them. It was dug by Jibreel and is the water with which Allaah quenched the thirst of Ismaa'eel."

It was reported in Saheeh Muslim that the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam said to Abu Dharr, who had stayed near the Ka'bah and its coverings for forty days and nights with no food or drink other than (Zamzam): "How long have you been here?" Abu Dharr said: "I have been here for thirty days and nights." The Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam said, "Who has been feeding you?" He said, "I have had nothing but Zamzam water, and I have gotten so fat that I have folds of fat on my stomach. I do not feel any of the tiredness or weakness of hunger and I have not become thin." The Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam said: "Verily, it is blessed, it is food that nourishes." (Narrated by Imaam Muslim, 2473).