When to drink Zamzam?


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



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


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar