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see MeccaMecca
or Makkah
, city (1993 pop. 966,381), capital of the Hejaz, W Saudi Arabia. The birthplace c.A.D. 570 of Muhammad the Prophet, it is the holiest city of Islam, and the goal of the annual Muslim hajj. It is c.
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, Saudi Arabia.
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Zamzam water come from the Zamzam well located in the Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah.
Zamzam water comes from the Zamzam well located in the Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah.
The Hajj pilgrims carry Zamzam water from the Zamzam well at Masjid al-Haram in Mecca.
Quenching the thirst of countless number of people across the globe, the Zamzam well pumps 11- 19 liters of water in a second.
During hajj which begins on August 9, pilgrims perform a series of rituals one of which is drinking water from the sacred Zamzam well in Makkah.
The Zamzam well dates back to the days of Ismail Ibn Ibrahim, may peace be upon them, and is located east of the Holy Kaaba, 21 meters away, by the Al-Haram Mosque courtyard.
Saudi Gazette reported that the restoration work of the Zamzam well has been completed, according to President for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais.
According to Arab historians, the Zamzam well has been in use for around 4000 years.
Special care has been taken to maintain the Zamzam well, considering its spiritual significance.
automatic distribution program of the Zamzam Well water in Holy Makkah.
Summary: London, Jumada II 4, 1432, May 7, 2011, SPA -- Saudi Embassy in the United Kingdom said today that Zamzam water that flows from its primary source of Zamzam well in the Holy Makkah is not contaminated and it is fit for human consumption.