Virtue of Zam Zam water

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Can you share authentic narrations that confirm the virtues of drinking Zam Zam water?



1. Sayyiduna Abu Dharr (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:

‘It is indeed blessed (mubarak). It [also] serves as food for the hungry.’

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 6309)


2. Sayyiduna Jabir (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:

‘The water of zam zam is [suitable] for whatever purpose it is drank for.’

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3062 and Musnad Ahmad, vol.3 pg.357)

This Hadith is reported by several Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum) and has been declared reliable by several Muhaddithun. Among them are Imam Ibn ‘Uyaynah, Hafiz Ibn Hajar and ‘Allamah Mundhiri (rahimahumullah)

(Al-Maqasidul Hasanah, Hadith: 928 and Al-Futuhatur Rabbaniyyah, vol.5 pg.28. Also see: Fadlu ma-i zamzam, pg.130)

Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has s dedicated booklet -which is published- discussing the references and grading of this Hadith.


3. Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu’anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:

‘The best water on earth is zam zam. It is food for the hungry and cure for the sick..’

(Al-Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 1167)

‘Allamahs Mundhiri and Haythami (rahimahumallah) have stated all the narrators as reliable (thiqat). This Hadith has also been declared authentic (sahih) by Imam Ibn Hibban.

(Targhib, vol.2 pg.209 and Majma’uz Zawaid, vol.3 pg.286. Also see: Fadlu ma-i zamzam, pg.92)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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