7. Excellence of the Water of Zamzam and the Water of al-Mizab

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عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ ابْنِ فَضَّالٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ عُقْبَةَ عَمَّنْ ذَكَرَهُ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ كَانَتْ زَمْزَمُ أَشَدَّ بَيَاضاً مِنَ اللَّبَنِ وَ أَحْلَى مِنَ الشَّهْدِ وَ كَانَتْ سَائِحَةً فَبَغَتْ عَلَى الْأَمْيَاهِ فَأَغَارَهَا اللَّهُ جَلَّ وَ عَزَّ وَ أَجْرَى عَلَيْهَا عَيْناً مِنْ صَبِرٍ .


1. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from ibn Faddal from Ali ibn ‘Uqbah from those whom he has mentioned who has said the following: “Abu ‘ Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that the water of Zamzam was whiter than milk, sweeter than honey and it flowed. It then oppressed other waters. Allah, most Majestic, most Glorious, made it to sink and a fountain of Saber e (aloe) to flow on it.’”


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وَ بِإِسْنَادِهِ قَالَ ذُكِرَتْ زَمْزَمُ عِنْدَ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) فَقَالَ أُجْرِيَ إِلَيْهَا عَيْنٌ مِنْ تَحْتِ الْحِجْرِ فَإِذَا غَلَبَ مَاءُ الْعَيْنِ عَذُبَ مَاءُ زَمْزَمَ .


2. Through the same chain of narrators as that of the previous Hadith, the following is narrated: “Once, Zamzam was mentioned before abu ’Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam. He (the Imam) said, ’A fountain from under the stone was made to flow on it. When the water of the fountain overwhelms it, water of Zamzam becomes sweet.’”


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عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ الْأَشْعَرِيِّ عَنِ ابْنِ الْقَدَّاحِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ قَالَ أَمِيرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ ( عليه السلام ) مَاءُ زَمْزَمَ خَيْرُ مَاءٍ عَلَى وَجْهِ الْأَرْضِ وَ شَرُّ مَاءٍ عَلَى وَجْهِ الْأَرْضِ مَاءُ بَرَهُوتَ الَّذِي بِحَضْرَمَوْتَ تَرِدُهُ هَامُ الْكُفَّارِ بِاللَّيْلِ .


3. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from Ja‘far ibn Muhammad al-Ash‘ariy from ibn al-Qaddah who has said the following: “Abu ’Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that ’Amir al-Mu’minin has said, ‘The water of Zamzam is the best water on earth. The worst water on earth is the water of Barhut which is in Hadra maxvt upon which wandering unbelievers roam during the night.’”


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مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سِنَانٍ عَنْ إِسْمَاعِيلَ بْنِ جَابِرٍ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) يَقُولُ مَاءُ زَمْزَمَ شِفَاءٌ مِنْ كُلِّ دَاءٍ وَ أَظُنُّهُ قَالَ كَائِناً مَا كَانَ .


4. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Isa from Muhammad ibn Sinan from Tsma‘il ibn Jabir who has said the following: “I once heard abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, saying, ‘The water of Zamzam is a cure for all illnesses,’ I think he said, ‘no matter whatever it may be.’”


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عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ الْأَشْعَرِيِّ عَنِ ابْنِ الْقَدَّاحِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ قَالَ أَمِيرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) مَاءُ زَمْزَمَ دَوَاءٌ مِمَّا شُرِبَ لَهُ .


5. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from Ja‘far ibn Muhammad al-AslTariy from ibn al-Qaddah who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that ’Amir al-Mu’minin has said, ‘The Messenger of Allah, O Allah, grant compensation to Muhammad and his family worthy of their services to Your cause, has said, “The water of Zamzam is a cure for whatever reason it is drunk


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مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ وَ غَيْرِهِ وَ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ جَمِيعاً عَنْ يَعْقُوبَ بْنِ يَزِيدَ عَنْ يَحْيَى بْنِ الْمُبَارَكِ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ جَبَلَةَ عَنْ مُصَادِفٍ قَالَ اشْتَكَى رَجُلٌ مِنْ إِخْوَانِنَا بِمَكَّةَ حَتَّى سَقَطَ لِلْمَوْتِ فَلَقِينَا أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) فِي الطَّرِيقِ فَقَالَ يَا مُصَادِفُ مَا فَعَلَ فُلَانٌ قُلْتُ تَرَكْتُهُ بِالْمَوْتِ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ فَقَالَ أَمَا لَوْ كُنْتُ مَكَانَكُمْ لَسَقَيْتُهُ مِنْ مَاءِ الْمِيزَابِفَطَلَبْنَا عِنْدَ كُلِّ أَحَدٍ فَلَمْ نَجِدْهُ فَبَيْنَا نَحْنُ كَذَلِكَ إِذَا ارْتَفَعَتْ سَحَابَةٌ فَأَرْعَدَتْ وَ أَبْرَقَتْ وَ أَمْطَرَتْ فَجِئْتُ إِلَى بَعْضِ مَنْ فِي الْمَسْجِدِ فَأَعْطَيْتُهُ دِرْهَماً وَ أَخَذْتُ قَدَحَهُ ثُمَّ أَخَذْتُ مِنْ مَاءِ الْمِيزَابِ فَأَتَيْتُهُ بِهِ وَ سَقَيْتُهُ مِنْهُ وَ لَمْ أَبْرَحْ مِنْ عِنْدِهِ حَتَّى شَرِبَ سَوِيقاً وَ صَلَحَ وَ بَرَأَ بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ .


6. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from ‘Abd Allah ibn Ja‘far and other and certain persons of our people from Ahmad ibn abu ‘Abd Allah all from Ya‘qub ibn Yazid from Yahya ibn al-Mubarak from ‘Abd Allah ibn Jabalah from Musadif who has said the following: “Once in Makkah one of our brothers (in belief) fell ill and was near death. We met abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, on the way and he (the Imam) asked, ‘O Musadif, how is so and so doing?’ I replied, ‘I left him for death, I pray to Allah to keep my soul in service for your cause.’ He (the Imam) said, ‘Were I in your place I would make him drink water from al-Mizab.’ We then searched if anyone had such water but we did not find it. At this time, a cloud rose with thunder and lightning. I then went to those in al-Masjid, gave a dirham and took a bowl from someone, then took water from al-Mizab, took it to our patient, made him drink from it and I still was with him that he began drinking sawiq. He became well and in good health.’”


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