The Story Of ZamZam

According to Islamic tradition, the well of zamzam was discovered by Hajar, the second wife of Ibrahim (Abraham), and the mother of Ismail (pbut). It began when Hajar and infant Ismail were left in desert between the hills of Safa and Marwah all alone by Abraham. Allah (swt) commanded Abraham to leave them there to test his faith in Him. With the day getting hotter as time went by, Ismail became thirsty and he began to cry. Having brought nothing with her, Hajar panicked. She went back and forth between the hills of Safa and Marwah seven times looking for water. On the seventh trip, all of sudden water came out of the underground. The water kept flowing and Hajar said :”Zome zome”, meaning "stop flowing" and thus the water was named Zamzam.

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