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