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Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 5.81

Topic: Etiquette of Drinking Zam-Zam Water

A person drinking Zamzam water should intend and hope for healing, blessings and whatever is best for him in this life and in the hereafter. The Prophet (saws) said, "The water of Zam-Zam is (good) for whatever it is intended."


Suwaid bin Saeed reported: "When the water of Zam-Zam was brought to Abdullah bin Al-Mobarak I saw that he drank a little, then turning his face towards the Ka'bah supplicated, 'O Allah! Ibn Abi Al-Mawali told us on the authority of Mohammad bin Al-Monkader, who narrated from Jaber that the Messenger of Allah (saws) said, "The water of Zam-Zam is good for whatever one intends (while drinking it)." I intend to drink this water to spare myself from going thirsty on the Day of Judgment.' Then he drank the rest of the water."

Reported by Al-Baihaqi and Ahmad.


Ibn 'Abbas reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "The water of Zamzam is good for whatever one intends (while drinking it). If you drink it seeking healing, Allah will give you healing. If you drink it to satisfy your hunger, Allah will satisfy your hunger. If you drink it to quench your thirst, Allah will quench your thirst. Zamzam is a well dug by the angel Gabriel by which Allah quenched the thirst of Isma'il."

Related by AdDaraqutni and Al-Hakim.


Abu Molaikah reported: "A man came to Ibn 'Abbas. He asked the man, 'Where are you coming from?' The man replied: 'I am coming from the well of Zam-Zam.' Ibn Abbas asked him, 'Did you drink of it as you are supposed to?' "The man asked: 'O Ibn 'Abbas, how am I supposed to drink it?' Ibn 'Abbas replied: 'When you drink its water you should face the direction of the Qiblah, remember Allah, drink it in three breaths, drink as much as you can, and praise and thank Allah when you finish drinking.' The Prophet (saws) said, ' A major difference between us and the hypocrites is that they do not drink their fill of the Zam-Zam water'."

Related by Ibn Majah, Ad-Daraqutni and Al-Hakim.


Ibn 'Abbas used to supplicate Allah, whenever he drank Zam-Zam water: "Allahumma inni as'aluka 'ilman naf-an wa rizqan wasi'an wa shifa an min kuli da in (O Allah! Grant me beneficial knowledge, bountiful provision, and a healing from every disease).


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 2.701 Narrated by Ibn Abbas

I gave Zam-zam water to Allah's Messenger (saws) and he drank it while standing.


The correct etiquettes when drinking the blessed water from the Zam-Zam well are:

  1. Drink it in a standing position
  2. Face the direction of the Qibla
  3. Remember Allah and say Bismillah before drinking it
  4. Drink it in three breaths or gulps
  5. Make as many supplications as one wishes between the gulps.
  6. Drink as much of it as possible
  7. Praise and thank Allah after drinking it.


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