The Benefits Of ZamZam Water
The Muslim scholars, may Allah have mercy on them, have agreed that it is mustahabb (recommended) that pilgrims on Hajj and ‘Umrah in particular, and all Muslims in general, drink ZamZam water because of Prophet, Shalallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, is reported to have drunk the water of ZamZam: “The water of ZamZam is for whatever it is drunk for.” (Narrated by Ibn Maajah)
The Prophet of Allah, Shalallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, has said:” The most sublime of all earthly waters is that of ZamZam; therein one finds food for the hungry and medicine for the ill.” [ At- Tabarani ]
ZamZam water is what one intends to drink it for. When one drinks it to be healed, Allah heals him; when one drinks it to be full, Allah makes him full; and when one drinks it to quench his thrist, Allah quenches it. “[Ahmad, and Ibn Majah]
The Prophet, Shalallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, has also 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.” (Saheeh al-Jaami’, 3302).
In addition, belief that the ZamZam water is full of blessing and the words of the Prophet Muhammad, Shalallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, about the benefits of ZamZam has been proven scientifically. Based on several studies, it has been discovered that ZamZam water does not smell the same as healthy water and has been found to contain minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and fluoride. ZamZam water is also said to have a charge to the ions which are balanced. Another study mentions that ZamZam water quality does not change during storage over a long period of time.
It has been found that calcium and magnesium contents in ZamZam water, when compared with usual drinking water, is relatively much higher. Calcium is needed for healthy body to function and for the formation of bones and teeth. Calcium also plays an important role in blood clotting , a reaction in the body that is very necessary during the process of wound closure and the cessation of blood flow during injuries. Another benefit of calcium is as a medium for the hormonal response, and it also serves as one of the catalytic actions of the enzyme. For pregnant and lactating mothers, the consumption of calcium helps the formation of the brain, bones and red blood cells in the body of the fetus. Calcium also plays a very large role in lowering blood pressure, and has the ability to bind cholesterol. For this reason a diet containing calcium is very beneficial.
And in addition to containing some of the essential minerals for the body, ZamZam well water is sterile with a fluoride content that has antimicrobial properties in amounts proportionate to the body and there are toxic effects.