The best water on earth is Zam Zam

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Please confirm the authenticity of this narration,

“The best water on the face of the earth is Zam Zam. In it is nourishment for the hungry and healing for illness”



Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna  ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ’anhuma).

‘Allamah Mundhiri and ‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahumallah) have declared the narrators reliable and have further stated that Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic.

(Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 11167. Refer: Targhib, vol. 2 pg. 209 and Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 3 pg. 286)


Also see here for other virtues of Zam Zam.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved 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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