|(1) Islaamic History||Origins of the Zamzam well|
|By the command of Allaah, Hadhrat Ibraheem (AS) left his wife Hadhrat Haajira (RA) and his son Hadhrat Ismaa’eel (AS) in the rocky desert of Makkah, where there was no water and no vegetation. Their supply of dates and bag of water soon finished and Hadhrat Haajira (RA) was left without milk to feed her little baby. As the baby cried out of hunger, Hadhrat Haajira (RA) ran to and forth between the hills of Safa and Marwa in search of water. When she reached Marwa after running to and fro seven times, she heard a voice from the unseen and immediately acknowledged that assistance from Allaah was due to arrive. She therefore returned to her child, where she saw Hadhrat Jibra’eel (AS) there as well. Hadhrat Jibra’eel (AS) struck the ground with his heel and a spring of water started to gush forth from the spot. As the water gushed out, Hadhrat Haajira (RA) called out “Zamzam (Stop! Stop!)”. This is how the well received its name. Had she not called for it to stop, it would have become a river. The well then lay disused some while later and remained so for thousands of years until Rasulullaah (SAW)’s grandfather Abdul Muttalib was inspired by a dream to dig it up once again. It then started to flow with crystal clear water and does so to this day without ever stopping despite the large machinery in use that draws large quantities of water all the time.|
|(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle||Dispelling cold with his Du’aa|
|After Hadhrat Bilaal (RA) had once called out the Adhaan for the Fajr Salaah, Rasulullaah (SAW) left his room for the Masjid, but saw no one there. “Where is everyone?” Rasulullaah (SAW) asked. Hadhrat Bilaal (RA) informed Rasulullaah (SAW) that the intense cold had kept everyone indoors. Rasulullaah (SAW) then made Du’aa to Allaah saying, “O Allaah! Do dispel the intensity of the cold from them.” Hadhrat Bilaal (RA) says, “I then saw all the people coming in one after another.”
|(3) A Fardh||The Sa’ee between Safa and Marwa|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) always performed the Sa’ee between Safa and Marwa and instructed the Sahabah (RA) saying, “Perform the Sa’ee because Allaah has made it compulsory for you.”
|(4) A Sunnah||The Du’aa when entering the state of Ihraam|
|The following Du’aa should be recited when dismounting one’s conveyance for entering the state of Ihraam:
اَلْحَمْدُ لِلهِ، سُبْحَانَ اللهِ ، اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ
TRANSLATION: All praise belongs to Allaah, glory be to Allaah, Allaah is the Greatest.
[Bukhaari 1551, from Hadhrat Anas (RA)]
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||The virtue of performing Tawaaf around the Kabah|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The person who performs Tawaaf fifty times around the Kabah will emerge purified from his sins just as the day his mother gave birth to him.”
[Tirmidhi 866, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||Causing harm to a person|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Never speak ill of the dead because this harms only the living (it harms the relatives of the deceased and harming any person is Haraam).”
[Tirmidhi 1982, from Hadhrat Mughiera bin Shu’ba (RA)]
|(7) This World||The life of this world is a deception|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “The life of this world is merely an enjoyment of deception (because after a limited period of enjoyment, it will come to an end)”.
[Surah Aal Imraan, verse 185]
Just as buyers are deceived by the appearance of some goods, so too are people deluded by the apparent attraction of this world.
|(8) The Aakhirah||The fortunate person on the Day of Qiyaamah|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said that the fortunate person on the Day of Qiyaamah on whose behalf he would intercede will be the one who recited the Kalimah “Laa Ilaaha Illallaah” with sincerity.
[Bukhaari 99, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||Zamzam is a cure|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The best water on earth is Zamzam. It is food for those who wish to eat as well as a cure for the ill.”
[Tabraani in his Awsat 4059, from Hadhrat Abbaas (RA)]
|(10) Advice from
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The seconds of this world are ticking by and the Aakhirah is drawing nearer. There are people in this world seeking this world as well as those seeking the Aakhirah. Be from amongst those who prefer the Aakhirah because this world is a place for deeds, where reckoning does not take place. On the other hand, the Aakhirah is a place of reckoning where there will be no deeds.”
[Kanzul Ummaal 43757, from Hadhrat Jaabir (RA)]