Uthaimeen asked Whether Someone on Hajj Can Use ZamZam Water to Perform Ablution

October 13, 2013 § Leave a comment

Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, was asked, “If a person going on Hajj only has some ZamZam water with him when the time for prayer becomes due, can he perform wudoo [ablution] with it or should he perform tayammum [dry ablution] because ZamZam water is blessed and should only be drunk?”

He replied, “In a hadith from the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم about ZamZam it is mentioned that, ‘The water of ZamZam is for whatever it is drunk for,’ but it has been said that from its blessings is that a person can purify himself with it for prayer, so it is permissible for him to perform ablution with it and there is no harm in that, and it is not permissible for him to turn away from that to tayammum as long as there is water present.”

Fataawaa Nurun-’Alad-Darb, CD.

The Blessings of ZamZam … He Memorised Umdatul-Ahkaam, Ar-Risaalah al-Far’iyyah and the Alfiyyah of Ibn Maalik in Ten Months

September 29, 2013 § 1 Comment

The Shaikh ’Ali ibn Muhammad an-Nahraari, the Judge, the Imaam, the Linguist, the Faqeeh, may Allaah have mercy on him, said about Zamzam water, “And there [in Makkah] I memorised Umdatul-Ahkaam and Ar-Risaalah al-Far’iyyah and the Alfiyyah of Ibn Maalik [which is just over one thousand lines of poetry on Arabic grammar and morphology] in about ten months—and when memorising [if something] became difficult for me, I would drink some Zamzam water, perform ablution and pray in the area between the Black Stone and the Door of the Ka’bah and supplicate [to Allaah], and I would [as a result successfully] memorise it.”

Ad-Daw al-Laami, 3/128.

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