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Zamzam is a sacred prominent well located in al-Masjid al-Haram, 21 meters far from East of al-Ka'ba. According to hadiths, Zamzam, which originally was a spring, was a miracle of Allah for Isma'il (a). The prophet (s) regards it curative and superior to any kind of water found on earth.

Water of Mecca had been provided by Zamzam well. Afterwards, other wells were constructed in and around Mecca. Water of Zamzam well had always been significant and sacred in view of Mecca people. Using Zamzam water, they performed ablutions for their corpses. Currently, water of this well is accessible to pilgrims of al-Ka'ba through piping. Pilgrims often take the water to their countries as souvenir. Read more...