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The Miracle of Zam Zam Water

عبدالرحمن حسن علي
مؤســس المنتدى
مؤســس المنتدى
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The Miracle of Zam Zam Water




Research byTariq Hussain and Moin Uddin Ahmed - Come the Hajj season, and I amreminded of the wonders of Zumzum water. Let me go back to how it allstarted. In 1971, an Egyptian doctor wrote to the European Press, aletter saying that Zumzum water was not fit for drinking purposes....

Iimmediately thought that this was just a form of prejudice against theMuslims and that since his statement was based on the assumption thatsince the Ka'aba was a shallow place (below sea level) and located inthe center of the city of Makkah, the wastewater of the city collectingthrough the drains fell into well holding the water.

Fortunately,the news came to King Faisal's ears who got extremely angry and decidedto disprove the Egyptian doctor's provocative statement. He immediatelyordered the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources to investigateand send samples of Zumzum water to European laboratories for testingthe potability of the water.
The ministry then instructed the JeddahPower and Desalination Plants to carry out this task. It was here thatI was employed as a desalting engineer (chemical engineer to producedrinking water from sea water). I was chosen to carry out thisassignment. At this stage, I remember that I had no idea what the wellholding the water looked like. I went to Makkah and reported to theauthorities at the Ka'aba explaining my purpose of visit.

Theydeputed a man to give me whatever help was required. When we reachedthe well, it was hard for me to believe that a pool of water, more likea small pond, about 18 by 14 feet, was the well that supplied millionsof gallons of water every year to hajis ever since itcame intoexistence at the time of Hazrat Ibrahim A.S., many, manycenturies ago.Istarted my investigations and took the dimensions of the well. I askedthe man to show me the depth of the well.

First he took a showerand descended into the water. Then he straightened his body. I saw thatthe water level came up to just above his shoulders. His height wasaround five feet, eight inches. He then started moving from one cornerto the other in the well (standing all the while since he was notallowed to dip his head into the water) in search of any inlet orpipeline inside the well to see from where the water came in. However,the man reported that he could not find any inlet or pipeline insidethe well.
I thought of another idea.

The water could bewithdrawn rapidly with the help of a big transfer pump which wasinstalled at the well for the Zumzum water storage tanks. In this way,the water level would drop enabling us to locate the point of entry ofthe water. Surprisingly, nothing was observed during the pumpingperiod, but I knew that this was the only method by which you couldfind the entrance of the water to the well. So I decided to repeat theprocess. But this time I instructed the man to stand still at one placeand carefully observe any unusual thing happening inside the well.After a while, he suddenly raised his hands and shouted,"Alhamdollillah! I have found it. The sand is dancing beneath my feetas the water oozes out of the bed of the well."

Then he movedaround the well during the pumping period and noticed the samephenomenon everywhere in the well. Actually the flow of water into thewell through the bed was equal at every point, thus keeping the levelof the water steady. After I finished my observations I took thesamples of the water for European laboratories to test. Before I leftthe Ka'aba, I asked the authorities about the other wells around Makkah.

Iwas told that these wells were mostly dry. When I reached my office inJeddah I reported my findings to my boss who listened with greatinterest but made a very irrational comment that the Zumzum well couldbe internally connected to the Red Sea. How was it possible when Makkahis about 75 kilometres away from the sea and the wells located beforethe city usually remains dry? The results of the water samples testedby the European laboratories and the one We analysed in our ownlaboratory were found to be almost identical.
The difference between Zumzum water and other water (city water) was in the quantity of calcium and magnesium salts.

Thecontent of these was slightly higher in Zumzum water. This may be whythis water refreshes tired hajis, but more significantly, the watercontained fluorides that have an effective germicidal action. Moreover,the remarks of the European laboratories showed that the water was fitfor drinking.

Hence the statement made by the Egyptian doctorwas proved false. When this was reported to King Faisal he wasextremely pleased and ordered the contradiction of the report in theEuropean Press. In a way, it was a blessing that this study wasundertaken to show the chemical composition of the water. In fact, themore you explore, the more wonders surface and you find yourselfbelieving implicitly in the miracles of this water that God bestowed asa gift on the faithful coming from far and wide to the desert land forpilgrimage.

Let me sum up some of the features of Zumzum water :

Thiswell has never dried up. On the contrary it has always fulfilled thedemand for water. It has always maintained the same salt compositionand taste ever since it came into existence. Its potability has alwaysbeen universally recognised as pilgrims from all over the world visitKa'aba every year for Hajj and umrah, but have never complained aboutit. Instead, they have always enjoyed the water that refreshes them.Water tastes different at different places.

Zumzum water'sappeal has always been universal. This water has never been chemicallytreated or chlorinated as is the case with water pumped into thecities. Biological growth and vegetation usually takes place in mostwells. This makes the water unpalatable owing to the growth of algaecausing taste and odour problems.

But in the case of the Zumzumwater well, there wasn't any sign of biological growth. Centuries ago,Hagar (raa) searched desperately for water in the hills of Safa andMarwa to give to her newly born son Ismail (pbuh) As she ran from oneplace to another in search of water, her child rubbed his feet againstthe sand. A pool of water surfaced, and by the grace of God, shapeditself into a well which came to be called Zumzum water.




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