Saturday, April 13, 2024
No menu items!

Drinking Zamzam standing up or sitting down

Fatwaa ID: 1451

Assalamu Alaykum Mufti Sahib,

Should Zamzam water be drunk standing up or sitting down? I have heard mixed views regarding this so it would be good to know the accurate view, so we can act upon it inshaAllah

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

It is mustahabb according to the preponderant position to drink Zamzam water while standing and facing the qiblah. However, other scholars regard the ruling to be like any other water, i.e., somewhat unadvisable. A third position is that it is permissible to drink it while standing as well as while sitting. It is not compulsory according to anyone to drink it while standing.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

12/21/1444 AH – 07/09/2023 CE | 470

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


Darul Iftaa New York answers questions on issues pertaining to Shari’ah. These questions and answers are placed for public view on for educational purposes. The rulings given here are based on the questions posed and should be read in conjunction with the questions. Many answers are unique to a particular scenario and cannot be taken as a basis to establish a ruling in another situation. 

Darul Iftaa New York bears no responsibility with regard to its answers being used out of their intended contexts, nor with regard to any loss or damage that may be caused by acting on its answers or not doing so.

References and links to other websites should not be taken as an endorsement of all contents of those websites. 

Answers may not be used as evidence in any court of law without prior written consent of Darul Iftaa New York.