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When to drink Zamzam?

Question

Are there Hadiths discussing when it is sunnah to drink ZamZam?

 

Answer

I haven’t seen such details, besides the fact that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) is reported to have drank from Zamzam during his Haj.

(Musnad Ahmad, vol.3 pg.394)

 

Some ‘Ulama have encouraged a fasting person to make iftar with zamzam (mustahab).

(Fadlu Ma-i Zamzam, pg.132)

 

However, one should drink zamzam whenever possible, as it is the most blessed water found on earth.

Furthermore, Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) has said:

‘The water of zam zam is [suitable] for whatever purpose it is drank for.’

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3062 and Musnad Ahmad, vol.3 pg.357)

Therefore, whenever one has a need, one should drink zamzam with the intention of fulfilling that need.

 

See here for more virtues on Zamzam.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar