Miraculous medicinal uses of Zamzam [Archives:2005/875/Health]

September 8 2005

By Dr.Qazi Abbas Borhany
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For Yemen Times

It was the earnest need of the child that mother of Ismail Nabi ran in search of water in the vicinity of Makkah. Under divine instruction, Jibreel (A.S.), struck the site of the land with his heels, and perpetual source of healing Zamzam was discovered. Zamzam was considered sacred earlier to Islam amongst Jews as well as Christians too. Afterwards, due to the religious bigotry they ignored it. It has simultaneously three abilities, to quench the thirst and removes the feeling of hunger. The next ability of Zamzam, as per traditions, is its numerous and enormous medicinal benefits.

– Rasulullah(S.A.W.A.) used to carry Zamzam in water-bags to Madinah. He used to sprinkle it over the sick and offered them to drink it with the intention of cure, (Al Silsilat al Saheeyah, 883, Qaherah).

– According to the Hadith literature “Zamzam, is a Barakat, a food that satisfies and a cure for the sick”. (1-Abizar, Muslim, 4/1922; 2-. Al Tayaalisi (61)).

– Zamzam is considered to help students in the correct pronunciation of Arabi in non-Arab region.

– It was Abizar who expressed his personal experience to his Lord, Rasulullah(S.A.W.A.),while he questioned about his foodstuff. He informed: I had spent forty long days with Zamzam. I do not feel any kind of weakness or hunger nor do I become slim.” Rasulullah(S.A.W.A.) declared: “Verily, it is blessed, it is food that nourishes.” (Muslim, 2473).

– According to the Tradition narrated by Jabir bin Abdullah al Ansari “With whatever (legal) intention one can drink it his wish fulfills”. “It is a cure for a numerous diseases by the order of Allah. So you should have the intention of what you want to gain by drinking this water”.

– Abbas informed: “Before the dawn of Islam, Zamzam was known as Shabaah (satisfaction).When he drank from Zamzam, he recited this Doa: “O Allah! I ask you for beneficial knowledge, plentiful provision and healing from every disease.”

– It is applied to the eyes to brighten the sight.

A Yemeni Shaikh was fond of reading Quraan from a small Mashaf. As he became old he found that he couldn't read easily from that Mashaf because his sight is getting weak. He heard about the Zamzam and its advantages. He came to Haj and drank from Zamzam. His vision improved and he started reading from that small Mashaf easily and without any sight problem. He achieved what he wanted because he was confident of that and had deep faith in.

Yusria Abdel Rahman al Harazi, a Yemeni lady narrated that she was affected by a crimson ulcer, in eye. She had severe headache, which cannot be cured by medicine. She was about to become blind in the affected eye. She consulted famous eye specialist there, who advised her, an injection, which will stop the headache but will dysfunction the affected eye and consequently she will loose the sight. Yusria got frightened but confident of the mercy of Allah. She intended to perform Umrah and begs to Allah to cure her. She came to Makkah and performed Tawaaf and washed her eyes with Zamzam. When she came back to the hotel, she found that her affected eyes were cured and the crimson ulcer disappeared.

Dr. Faruq Antar, tells his own story. He says: that he had a stone in his ureter and the doctor could not remove or destroy it without operation. But he postponed the operation two times. Meanwhile he performed Umrah and offered Doa to cure him without undergoing operation. He drank Zamzam water and offered two Rakaat. Then he felt a benching in his ureter and hurried up to the toilet and by the grace of Allah he saw the miracle. The stone came out and he was cured without operation. The doctors who were treating Dr. Faruq were surprised for this sacred treatment. (“Scientific Miracles in Islam & Sunnat Nabawiyah” By: Mohammed Kamil Abdel Samad, Beirut).

Layla Al Helw, a Moroccan lady says: “9 years ago, I found out that I had a cancer. I was not a religious so decided to commit suicide, but it was destined that my illness became cause of my emancipation and source of inspiration a lot of people like me. I went to Belgium for advance treatment. Several doctors recommended my husband that removal of my breast is indispensable. I requested the doctors to suggest another medication course. As per suggestion, I followed the treatment and it did not cause any serious side effects, which made me pleased. I Thought; may be the doctors were wrong and I didn't have cancer. However, after about six months, I started losing weight quickly, my color started to change and I had a continuous pain. My Moroccan doctor advised me to go back to Belgium, so I followed advice. Belgian doctors told my husband that the disease has spread all over my body and they have no hope in my case. They said, “You better take your wife back to her home so that she dies peacefully at home!” We went to France for treatment. The answer was same as the Belgian doctors. Finally, we decided to enter the hospital to remove my breasts through surgery. However, my husband thought of something that we forgot. He suddenly asked me to perform Umrah. I bought a Quraan from Paris and we left for Umrah. I was very happy because it was the first time for me to visit the Kabah. When I entered the Haram and first saw the Kabah, I cried a lot because; I regretted on all my past years I spent, without Salaat. I repented: “O Lord! The doctors were unable to cure me. You have the cure for every disease; all the doors are locked in front of me. I have nothing left to seek except your door, so please, O my Lord! Don't close your door on me.” I kept on Doa while I was offering Tawaaf. I asked Allah not to disappoint me or send me back with empty hands.

I went to the scholars there and requested them to guide me to the book of Doa that can be easy to read. They guided me to read as much as I can from the Quraan. They also advised to take a lot of “Tadhalloo” from Zamzam (Tadhalloo is to drink a lot of water until the water reaches your ribs). They also advised me to do Zikar of Allah a lot and recite Salawaat. In Kabah, I felt pleasant peace and relieved. I requested my husband to allow me to stay inside the Haram, which he granted. In Kabah, there were some Misri and Turkish sisters beside me, who saw me crying a lot. They asked me about the reason. I informed them that I have cancer and while found no place for cure I came here with full conviction. They also accompanied me and we spent time in Tawaaf, Ibadat and Tilawat. Upper part of my body was swollen and filled with pus. Those sisters recommended me to pour Zamzam on affected area for cure, but due to the fear of unbearable pain, I did not follow their advice. On the fifth day, my friends insisted that I should pour Zamzam on my upper part of the body for Shifa, at the beginning I refused, but I felt something forcing me to do it. I slowly started trying to go through the parts, later I forced my hands on my upper part and went through my breasts. Something unbelievable happened. There was no swelling, no blood and no pus. I couldn't believe what I felt. I went through my upper part again, and it was true. I shivered.

I cherished that Allah has full command to do anything what so ever. I asked one of my friends to touch my body with her hand and look for the swelling, she did. And they all spontaneously shouted, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. I ran towards my husband in the hotel. I told him of what happened and he couldn't believe it. Tears rolled down from the eyes of both of us. He said, do you know that the doctors told me! That you shall die within a period of three weeks only? I said, all the fortune is within the Hands and Will of Allah. No one knows what the future is holding for us except for Him. We stayed in the Kabah for one week. I paid thanks to Him for His uncountable Graces. Then we rushed to Masjid al Nabawi and performed Ziyarat. Afterwards we flew to France and meet our doctors. They were surprised and became nearly crazy. “Are you the same person?” They asked me. I was very proud to say, with out any doubt yes and this is my husband. We have returned from the house of Allah. They admitted that mine is a very strange and unbelievable case. They examined me again, and found nothing. I read Sirat al Nabi and cried a lot. I cried regretting all what I have missed in my past life. I missed the love of Allah and His Rasul(S.A.W.A.). I cried for the time I have wasted away. I ask Allah to forgive me, my husband and all Muslims. (Translated from the Arabi: “Those Who Repented To Allah” by: Ibrahim Abdullah Al Hazemy, Morocco).