Saturday, August 10, 2013

Zamzam: A living miracle

SO, what is so special about Zamzam water? In one word: Everything.

There is nothing ordinary about it. The miracle of how it came to being in the middle of the desert, its consistency throughout thousands of years, the beneficial qualities it has, and the fact that it never dries up. This water is special.

This small 5 ft. deep well is far away from any other source or body of water. It is self-replenishing. It is constantly replenishing itself in order to produce gallons upon gallons of water for consumption of millions of thirsty pilgrims every year plus the additional amount that is bottled and also the amount that is taken as gifts distributed worldwide.

ZamZam water level is around 10.6 feet below the surface.  It is the miracle of Allah that when ZamZam was pumped continuously for more than 24 hours with a pumping rate of 8,000 liters per second, water level dropped to almost 44 feet below the surface, BUT WHEN THE PUMPING WAS STOPPED, the level immediately elevated again to 13 feet after 11 minutes.
8,000 liters per second means that
8,000 x 60 = 480,000 liters per minute
480,000 liters per minutes means
that 480,000 x 60 = 28.8 Million liters per hour
And 28.8 Million liters per hour
means that 28,800,000 x 24 = 691.2 Million liters per day
So they pumped 690 Millions liters of ZamZam in 24 hours, but it was re-supplied in 11 minutes only.
There are 2 miracles here, the first that ZamZam was re-filled immediately, & the second is that Allah Holds the extra-ordinarily powerful Aquifer for not throwing extra ZamZam out of the well. It is the translation of the word ZamZam, which means Stop !!!!!!!!!!!! Stop !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! said by Hajirah Alaih As Salaam. Zimam is an Arabic word, it is the rope / REIN attached to bridle or noseband & it is used / pulled to stop the running animal.

Zamzam water has scientifically been proven to contain healing qualities due to its higher content of calcium and magnesium Salts and also the natural fluorides that encompass a germicidal action.

It is also an established scientific fact that pools or water wells tend to grow vegetation such as algae – especially in warm climates. Amazingly this is not the case in the well of Zamzam. It has remained free from biological contaminants.

From the time that Hajirah (peace be upon her) wandered aimlessly through the desert in search of sustenance for her son and herself; to the moment that Isma’il (peace be upon him) kicked his tiny feet on the sand and the well of Zamzam sprung out of the great Mercy of Allah, Muslims have been drinking from it. What is more fascinating is that it has never once dried up. To Muslims this blessed water is special in significance and history.

One of the greatest attributes of Zamzam is that it will never dry up. This is a gift from Allah to Makkah and to its pilgrims. Ibn Abbas narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “... May Allah bestow his mercy upon her (Hagar, the mother of Isma’il), had she let go (of the water of Zamzam) it would have become a spring (rather than a well) whose water shall never dry.” (Ahmad)

Zamzam water: the power drink:  One of the miracles of Zamzam water is its ability to satisfy both thirst and hunger. One of the Companions of the Prophet said that before Islam, the water was called "Shabbaa'ah" or satisfying. It was filling and helped them nourish their families. After Islam, this powerful ability to quench thirst and fill stomachs remained. The Prophet said: "The best water on the face of the earth is the water of Zamzam; it is a kind of food and a healing from sickness." More recently, in the last few decades, samples of Zamzam water have been collected by scientists and they have found certain peculiarities that make the water healthier, like a higher level of calcium.

Zamzam water: a cure for sickness: Apart from its ability to serve as satisfying food and drink, Zamzam water's health benefits are also commended. The Prophet said it was a healing from sickness.This is why pilgrims to Makkah to this day collect it in bottles to bring back for relatives and friends back home who are ill. The Prophet used to carry Zamzam water in pitchers and water skins back to Madinah. He used to sprinkle it over the sick and make them drink it. Wahab ibn Munabbah, who was of the second generation of Muslims, said 'I swear by Him in whose possession my life is, Allah Ta`ala will relieve the person of all illnesses who drinks Zamzam to his fill and will also grant him good health.'

Chemical analysis
Dr. Ahmad Abdul-Qadir Al-Muhandis indicates that the results of chemical analyses show that Zamzam water is pure, without color or smell, has a distinct taste, and its hydrogen component is 7.5, indicating that it is alkaline to some extent.A study conducted in American laboratories showed that traces of 30 elements were identified in Zamzam water by means of energizing neutrons. Some of these elements measured less than 0.01.After matching up the chemical analysis to international specifications, especially to the specifications of the World Health Organization (WHO), results proved the potability of Zamzam water as well as its beneficial effect on the body. Additionally, sodium is very high in Zamzam water and the international specifications do not put a limit to the measurement of its composition.Further, microbes cannot survive in it, which means that Zamzam water preserves its taste and is not a congenial environment for bacteria.According to various chemical analyses, dry weather makes Zamzam more saline through evaporation, which is, with Allah’s blessings, good for the human body.Scientific analyses are additional evidences for non-Muslims that proves the truthfulness of the Prophet (peace be upon him). Whatever the Prophet (peace be upon him) said is miraculously true because it was based on divine revelation, as Allah said in the Qur’an: “Nor does he speak of (his own) desire. It is only a Revelation sent down to him.” (Quran 53: 3-4)The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Zamzam water is a lavish meal and a great healer.”He (peace be upon him) also said: “Zamzam water is what one intends to drink for. When one drinks it to be healed, Allah heals him; when one drinks it be full, Allah makes him full; and when one drinks it to quench his thirst, Allah quenches it.” (Ahmad and Ibn Majah)

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