Pilgrims visiting Saudi Arabia are usually welcomed in the holy sites by young men from Mecca who distribute Zamzam water to them.
Offering water, however, is actually a tradition that has been on for more than 14 centuries as it actually dates to the pre-Islamic era. Water was mainly distributed due to its scarcity.
Back then however, the task was only carried out by the family of Prophet Mohammed’s grandfather Abdul Muttalib. Following the conquest of Mecca, the prophet tasked his uncle Abbas bin Abdul Muttalib of the duty and later it was assigned to Al-Zubayr’s family.
However, considering the increasing number of pilgrims later on, other families were allowed to perform the job of distributing the holy water of Zamzam.
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر