Packing Zam Zam in one’s bag when returning from umrah or hajj

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Q: When coming back from Hajj/Umrah, Saudi has a rule that each pilgrim may only bring with him 5 litres of zamzam, packed in a special box. People say that the reason for the rule is that they want to avoid water packed in normal bags from spilling on the luggage bands. If a person secretly packs extra zamzam in his normal bags, will he be sinful for breaking the 5 litre rule even if he packs it in a way that he is sure there is no leakage?


A: If the baggage was passed through the normal passage then it is not haraam.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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.