Saturday, December 09, 2017

The Zamzam Well

People need water for almost for everything but not all water carries the same value and significance. Muslims refer to the water of Zamzam as something revered and distinctive. The Zamzam well is located within the Masjid al-Haram in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, the holiest place in Islam.  According to Islamic mythology, it is a miraculously generated source of water from Allah Talah, which sprang thousands of years ago when Hazrat Ibrāhīm (A.S.) infant son Hazrat ʼIsmāʻīl A.S. was left with his mother Hazrat Hājara R.A in the desert, where he was extremely thirsty and kept crying. His mother was intense worried and looked for water for him, but could not find any water. She climbed to the top of Mount al-Safaa, praying to Allah to help her and give her water for infant Hazrat ʼIsmāʻīl A.S. then she climbed to the top of Mount al-Marwah and did the same for seven times.
Allah Almighty sent Angel Hazrat Jibreel A.S., and he struck the earth, and water appeared. Prophet Hazrat Ibrahim (pbuh) later returned to that place and rebuilds the first Bait-ul-Allah (House of Allah), originally build by Adam (pbuh). Because of its square shape, it is called The Kaa’bah. It is the holiest Muslim shrine, now stands in the center of the Holy Mosque, also called Al-Haram. The Zamzam well is located within the Holy Mosque at about 20 m east of the Kaa’bah.

Millions of pilgrims visit the well each year while performing the Hajj or Umrah pilgrimages, in order to drink its water. It is believed to be the oldest well on planet earth, as water has been flowing there for more than 4500 years. The holy zamzam well pumps up to 18.5 liters per second and is only 30 meters deep. The old building of the Zamzam well was in the middle of the Mataf; it was composed of quite a few floors. Thus it included a copper ring and well cover, in addition to a water wheel dating back to the 14th century. There was also a bucket of copper dating back to 1299; it is now put in the Museum of Architecture of the Two Holy Mosques. Therefore, in 1377AH, upon the expansion of the Mataf, the Zamzam building was removed to facilitate the entrance of pilgrims.

In 2010, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz commenced a project to build the Zamzam Water Treatment and Filtration station, located 4.5 km away from Al-Masjid Al-Haram.  Hence more than 120 tons of Zamzam water is transported on a daily basis to the tanks at Al-Masjid al-Nabawi in Madinah through truck tankers with special specifications to protect the water from any damage. Zamzam water is provided in 7000 sterile containers, distributed inside and around the Prophet’s Mosque. Muslim craves this water and love to drink it whenever they can. Pilgrims return home carrying Zamzam water for thousands of miles as a prized possession and to give as special gift to their friends and families.

The Zamzam water is not ordinary water came to being in the middle of desert, continuously flowing water from thousands of years and never dries up. It is continually replenishing itself in order to produce gallons upon gallons of water for the consumption of thirsty pilgrims plus the additional amount that is bottled up and also the amount that is taken as gifts and distributed worldwide to millions. Zamzam water has scientifically been proven to contain healing qualities due to its higher content of Calcium and Magnesium Salts and also natural fluorides that encompass a germicidal action. It is also an established scientific fact that pools or water wells tend to grow vegetation such as algae especially in warm climates. Miraculously this is not the case in the well of Zamzam, has remained free from bilogical contaminations.
Within Zam-zam is an ingredient different to other waters, which heals and assist energetic and cell systems within the human body. The German scientist Dr. Knut Pfeiffer, the head of the largest medical centre in Munich has studied that Zamzam water astonishingly increased the energy levels in the cell systems of the human body. Zamzam water fasting helps to boost blood platelets, enhance the immunity of the body, increases WBCs, RBCs and detoxify the body. Applying zamzam water over your eyes helps to brighten the eyesight. Washing your eyes with this holy water is also supportive to cure many eye related disorders. The water is alkaline in nature, which neutralize the excess acid formed in the stomach thus beneficial for hyperacidity and heartburn.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Manuela Franco Barbato, The Daughter of Ex-Italian MP Converts to Islam

The daughter of former Italian member parliament has converted to Islam and changed her name to Aysha. Manuela Franco Barbato, is now a pious Muslim is now prefers to be addressed herself as Aysha. The Manuela decision has sparked uproar across Italy reported Huffington Post. Manuela changed her Facebook profile picture by wearing hijab. She was studying in L’Orientale University of Naples, feeling so proud of the purity of her soul. She said, the hijab is my way, the way that Allah has chosen for me. Indeed this is the divine law, who am I to object.

I strongly believe, every human is free to select a religion after growing up, can give up their parent’s religion. I wasn’t satisfied with my religion, because it does not touch my heart. Islam is such a powerful religion giving full rights to women even. I am very much satisfied with decision, because Islam gives me hidden power and inner peace as well. When I offer five time prayers, I can’t express the satisfaction I got in words. My life is on right direction now, and I’m on right path now.

Italy has more than 1.7 million populations and Islam is getting popularity among peoples, as 20,000 had recently converted into Islam. Before declaring it publicly Aysha lived with her father back at their family home in Naples. Her father Franco Barbato is not happy with his daughter decision and highly criticized her. I live this conversion very bad, because it is a religion too harsh, too radical, and too rigid. I think it is a fundamentalist religion. That’s fanaticism and this is the agony I feel for his choice of life.

Monday, June 06, 2016

The picture of a room of Makkah Tower Hotel from whose window the resplendent scene of Masjid-e-Haraam can be viewed.

The majestic ariel view of Makkah and Masjid-e-Haram

Jannat ul Mualla (Site of burial of the Companions)

An effect of ominousness of sins is that the greatness of Allah is eluded from the heart of the perpetrator.

The place of birth of The Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH)

The places where the benedictions are prone to be fulfilled

The Modern Saudi Construction

The method of performing Tawaaf (Circumumambulation)