My World: Zam Zam Water

This Zam Zam drinking water dispenser is one of many outside the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah. It is available free to all Muslims and is distributed to many parts of Saudi Arabia from Makkah, where it originates. Water is a very precious commodity in this country. Zam Zam water has been and still is a never-ending source of water within the kingdom. There are several different versions of the story of Hagar and Abraham and how the Zam Zam Well in Makkah was discovered. Even the Old Testament of the Bible has a version as well. Many people believe that Zam Zam water has special healing powers. I wrote a more detailed article a while back on my other blog about this topic, so if you’re interested in learning more, please click here for more info about the fascinating Zam Zam Well.

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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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18 Responses to My World: Zam Zam Water

  1. mona youssef says:

    will you join me on facebook group:Quranic verses that shook my existence?

  2. Pernilla says:

    Thank you for sharing..
    Its so interesting to se different sides of the world.
    That is so beautifull !!
    Really nice pictures !
    / Pernilla

  3. Fishing Guy says:

    Susie: Thanks for sharing this story of the well and its healing powers. I’m sure that water will always remain an impotant commodity in that area of the world.

  4. soulbrush says:

    your posts are so interesting.

  5. Hi to Everyone and thank you so much for taking the time to leave your comments.

    For Arija – Yes, there are actually two separate areas of the mosque – the larger section is for men only and a smaller section is for women only. There are these Zam Zam dispensers strategically placed around the perimeter of the mosque and also on the inside as well, so women also have access to the water.

  6. Arija says:

    Interesting, can women help themselves as well?

  7. babooshka says:

    It just amazes me how something so simple as water we take for granted here in the west takes on so may meaning elsewhere. Again so fascinating.

  8. Readerwil says:

    So this is the water Ismael drank when he and his mother Hagar went to Egypt! Interesting! This water must be very clean, a great big difference to the water we had in Egypt two month ago.

  9. Baruch says:

    You live in a very different & interesting part of the world. Thanks for sharing it with us in such an informative way

  10. Glennis says:

    Amazing that they give the water away freely when it is such a precious commodity.Always interesting.

  11. Guy D says:

    Very very interesting post, I always enjoy visiting your blog. And thanks for your comments on my blog, much appreciated. Hope you have a great week.

    Regina In Pictures

  12. Rural Writer says:

    Fascinating. You must live a very interesting life.

  13. precious says:

    Ah … just the place i wanna be. i can feel the calling. i’m praying – take me there.

  14. Indrani says:

    Water IS precious! and this is a very interesting post from your world.

  15. washaw says:

    Really interesting. I’m a fan. Keep it coming.

  16. ewok1993 says:

    Entries like this are what I come here for week after week. I love learning about different cultures.

  17. Nice picture and a bit of culture from another land. We in the US sometimes forget what a precious commodity water is. In Utah, we need irrigation to grow anything, so I’ve learned to recognize that water itself is a treasure.

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