One of the greatest blessings is water. Without it, we can’t even survive. You may have experienced the situation when the body goes under dehydration. The results are headaches, kidney stones, and many others.

If we talk about the holy Zamzam water, there are countless benefits that even normal water doesn’t offer.  Scientists have proved it the purest water on the earth with a Ph of 7.5-7.7. Also, it has a higher amount of bicarbonate (366mg/l) than normal water. Mixing it into products makes them unique.

Well, there is much more to talk about it, and today, we’ll discuss its benefits.

Alright, let’s get going!

What is the Importance of Zamzam water in Islam? 

Zamzam water holds great significance in Islam. It reflects the time of Prophet Ibrahim and his infant son, Prophet Ismail. Following the instructions of Allah, Ibrahim left his wife, Hajara, and his infant son, Ismail, in the desert. There was nothing to eat and drink in the desert, and the son started crying.

Hajara ran seven times around the hills of Safa and Marwah.  With increasing thirst, the son kept weeping and scraping the land with his feet, and finally, the water sprang out exactly in that place. When Hajara saw the water, she suddenly called Zam Zam (stop stop).

Just because it was a miracle, Muslims consider it holy water and drink it in a spiritual context. Also, holy Zamzam water cures many diseases and offers various health benefits.

What are the major Benefits of drinking holy Zamzam water? 

Here are the major benefits of drinking this holy water:

  1. Purest water 

This water claims to be the purest natural water source found so far. This purity claim likely refers to the absence of contaminants or pollutants. Along with that, it has a higher level of bicarbonate than even water from the French Alps, which is known for its purity.

Dr. Yahya Koshak’s research suggests the water is free of germs and bacteria, possibly due to its natural properties.

  1. Healthy Teeth & Bones 

Dairy products are enriched with calcium. The amazing thing is that this holy Zamzam water also contains a rich amount of calcium, which has multiple health benefits.

On top of that, low levels of fluorine in water make the teeth and bones stronger and balance the calcium level in pregnant females. The more there is healthy calcium level in human bodies, the more it helps prevent several diseases such as premature bone and vaginal discharge.

  1. Fights against major diseases

With time, cancer is becoming too common. The unique minerals in this water fight against cancer. If we talk about the major problems it defends, there will be kidney problems, eye issues like cataracts at birth, and even diabetes.

  1. Holy Zamzam water decreases fatigue 

Facing fatigue and depression is the story of almost every home. The rich quantity of magnesium and calcium in water helps to decrease fatigue. As a result, it heals the body and decreases depression.

No doubt medicines are the best healers, but drinking this water is also a free and effective treatment.

  1. Fast metabolism 

According to research by German scientist Dr. Knut Pfeiffer, drinking this water strengthens the metabolism of human bodies.  This shows the worth of this water in increasing the energy levels. The more we drink it, the more our cells will get energy.

So, fetching this water when you’re offering Hajj and Umrah should be a Must. After all, it can help you maintain a healthy weight, support physical activity, and promote the proper functioning of bodily systems.

  1. Support skin health

The list of the benefits is not limited. As we have discussed, it helps to improve our internal system, but that’s not just what this water helps with. It also has strong anti-inflammatory effects. So, diseases like redness and swelling in the body can also be treated with this water.

Ahadeeth about the Benefits of Zamzam Water 

Here is a list of Ahadeeth, showing the benefits of drinking this holy water:

  • Sahih al-Jami’, 3302 

Prophet (PBUH) said:

“The best water on the face of the earth is the Zamzam water; it’s like food and can heal from sickness.”   

This shows that if we’re thirsty or hungry, this water can satisfy us in both contexts.

  • Al-Silsilat al-Sahihah, 883

“It’s said that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) drank Zamzam water, used it for ablution, and poured it over his head. He used to carry Zamzam water in small and large containers to give to sick people to drink and pour over them.” 

This shows if we’re going through any disease, drinking holy Zamzam water can cure them all.

  • Al-Silsilat al-Sahihah li’l-Albani, 2685

“One of the companions of the Prophet once mentioned that we used to call it al-Shabba’ah (means satisfying) and it helped us support our families (means it was filling enough that they could go without food, and it provided sufficient nourishment for children)”. 

It signifies the vitamins in this water are enough to make someone move if there is nothing enough to eat.

  • Ibn Majah, 3062 

Jabir bin ‘Abdullah narrates that the Prophet (PBUH) said:

“The water of Zamzam is for whatever it is drunk for.”  

In simple terms, it means that Allah will grant whatever purpose or intention you have in mind when you drink this water. For example, seeking healing from illness or hoping to overcome poverty and distress. Many scholars and pious people have experienced this.

  • Al-Bukhaari (349) and Muslim (163)

Abu Dharr narrates that the Prophet (PBUH) said:

“The roof of my house was opened when I was in Makkah, and Jibreel (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) came down and split open my chest, then he washed it with Zamzam water.

This tells us the spiritual benefits of this water.


In conclusion, holy Zamzam water is one of Allah’s greatest blessings. It’s been used for centuries, and nothing has changed in it. People drink this water with the intention of multiple benefits. This is why almost everyone takes this water with them when they return home from Saudi Arabia. Drinking this water offers major benefits such as being free of bacteria and germs, making the teeth and bones strong, fighting against major cancer, decreasing fatigue and depression, making metabolism strong, and having anti-inflammatory effects.