For how long can Zam Zam water be stored?

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Q: I require the following clarification. 1. What is the shelf life of Zam Zam Water from the time it is collected from the Zam Zam Well. We understand that Zam Zam water can be stored for long periods of time without getting spoiled. 2. We have still some stock of it given to us in July 2011, carefully stored in the refrigerator. Can we drink it now?



1. Generally if Zam Zam is kept in a clean and pure vessel, it can remain for unlimited time.

2. Yes

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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