Monday, 14 April 2014

Water From Allah (S.W.T)

Ibn ‘Abbas May Allah be pleased with him reported that the Messenger of Allah Peace and blessings be upon him said, “The best water on the face of the earth is the water of Zamzam...” (At-Tabarani)

Walked in to office this morning and was pleasantly greeted with two bottles of Zam Zam water on my desk. Alhamdhulilah. A lovely colleague and friend, and a very-soon-Mum-to-be, Sister N, had bought this for me.

She told me over lunch one day that she was starting to look for dates and Zam Zam water as she takes a break from work very soon, in awaiting the arrival of her baby boy soon, In-Shaa-Allah. 

So, keeping this in mind, some days later, as I met a Cousin Sister for lunch at Arab Street here, I bought some dates for Sister N (as dates are found abundantly here).  At one of the stores, I thought I had finally found Zam Zam water and bought several bottles – some for us and some for Sister N.

Upon reaching office from lunch, just as I was about to hand them to her, I realised they weren’t! I had misread the label on the bottles of water. So much for having the need to have an eye for detail as a journalist!

Sister N has been very sweet to remember my 'hunt' for Zam Zam water and it is very kind of her to share the barakah of this precious water from Allah (S.W.T) with our family. Masha-Allah.

Allah (S.W.T) has sent us the ways to drink this water filled with HIS blessings.

There are some useful materials here, from where I have extracted the useful information here.

Make this dua when drinking Zam Zam water.

Allahuma inni asalooka ilam nafi-aw waa rizkaw wasi aw-washifa am-min kulli daa-een. 

Source: Internet
These are the other Sunnah ways that we should adopt when drinking Zam Zam water as gathered from the above link.

-   Facing the qiblah

Ibn 'Abbaas may Allaah be pleased with him said: "If you drink Zam-Zam water drink your fill, turn towards the Qiblah, say "Bismillaah" (in the name of Allah) and breathe three times and when you finish, you should say "Alhamdu lillaah" (All perfect praise be to Allaah).
- Drink in three sips
Imaam Al-Bukhaari and Muslim may Allaah have mercy upon them reported that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)used to drink in three sips, breathing outside the container. Ibn Qataadah, may Allah have mercy upon him, also narrated that the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) forbade breathing into the container when drinking. When a person drinks in one go, he will possibly breathe into the inside of the container (which is forbidden).
- Make a Niyyah (intention)
A person drinking Zamzam water should intend and hope for healing, blessings and whatever is best for him in this life and in the hereafter.
The Prophet (S.A.W) said, "The water of Zam-Zam is (good) for whatever it is intended).
-  Make duas in between drinking
We should make as many supplications as one wishes between the gulps.
Say Alhamdhulillah after drinking

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