Why am I telling you this? Well, I point you to an old post of mine talking about Zamzam water, the "holy" water from Mecca that Muslims are inadvertantly killing themselves with. And now, I point you to this article from the old country, particularly the following quote.
The other book, 'Air Zamzam: Untuk Apa Ia Diminum' (Leila's Translation - Zamzam Water: Why do we drink it?) , which is divided into three sub-topics, details the significance of drinking 'Zamzam' water and explains how the water could be used as a medical cure for illnesses.Now, since learning that the water is contaminated with all kinds of "tasty" barteria and high levels of arsenic, I fail to see how it can be used to cure illness, short of killing the drinkers themselves.
I am curious to read what he has to say, I'll have to admit. I may get my mum to pick me up a copy whilst she's out there visiting family. And given the exchange rate, £2.50 is a bargain for a paperback book.