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5/5/2011 - Masyarakat Muslim di London dikejutan dengan berita BBC mengatakan Air Zam Zam yang dijual dipasaran mengandungi bahan Arsenik (tercemar) . Berita ini memberi tamparan hebat kepada pemerintah Arab Saudi jesteru Air Zam Zam adalah air yang suci bagi umat Islam seluruh dunia . Ekoran berita tersebut kerajaan Arab Saudi telah mengeluarkan kenyataan bahawa Air Zam Zam yang ada di Pusat Pengumpulan Mekah dan diedarkan ke seluruh dunia tidak tercemar .
Merujukan kepada paparan media barat (BBC) jelas ianya hanya untuk mendapatkan publisiti murahan dan mencemarkan kewibawaan orang Islam .Lihat paparan berita yang disiarkan ada 5/5/2011 lihat sini . BBC kemudian akur kenyataan pemerintah Arab Saudi dengan menyiarkan tentang keaslian Air Zam Zam di pasaran London . lihat sini
Kingdom rejects BBC claim of Zamzam water contamination
ARAB NEWS lihat sini
May 7, 2011 - JEDDAH: Saudi authorities have refuted a BBC report claiming that the Zamzam well in Makkah is polluted and that drinking the holy water could cause diseases such as cancer.
Zuhair Nawab, president of Saudi Geological Survey (SGS), denied the allegation and said his organization has taken adequate measures to ensure the safety of Zamzam well and its water
The BBC said it had asked a pilgrim to take samples from the Zamzam water taps in Makkah and the Zamzam water being sold in bottles to compare them with the water on sale illegally.
“These showed high levels of nitrate and potentially harmful bacteria, and traces of arsenic three times the permitted level, just like the illegal water, which was purchased in the UK,” the BBC said, referring to contaminated holy water sold in some UK shops.
Nawab said his organization has been responsible for monitoring the quality of Zamzam water, which not only concerns Saudi Arabia but the whole Islamic world. “Our experts monitor the condition of Zamzam on a daily basis. Every day we take three samples from the water to carry out tests and studies, which showed that it was not contaminated,” he explained. He said the newly established King Abdullah Zamzam Water Distribution Center in Makkah is equipped with advanced facilities and where bottling takes place in accordance with international standards.
“We apply modern methods for filling bottles after sterilization,” Nawab said.
He said the contamination of the water could have caused while redistributing the water in small bottles by individuals.
Fahd Turkistani, adviser to the Presidency for Meteorology and Environment, said the BBC report focused on bottled water supplied by individuals and not by the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques Affairs. The water supplied by the presidency undergoes close monitoring and ultraviolet rays are applied to kill harmful bacteria, he added.
Turkistani said the Zamzam water contamination could have caused by illegal workers who sell Zamzam water at Makkah gates as they use unsterilized containers. He said the Saudi government has prohibited such illegal sales of Zamzam water.
Meanwhile, a responsible source at the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques Affairs highlighted the measures taken for the protection of Zamzam water saying the water passes through stainless steel pipes to the cooling stations and then to the Grand Mosque.
He said the presidency has given utmost importance for the preservation and distribution of Zamzam water, adding that it is closely monitored around the clock.
According to the World Health Organization, the permitted arsenic rate in natural water is up to 10 microgram per liter. If the rate goes up then the water could be harmful to the kidney and liver and cause cancer. The rate of arsenic in Zamzam water is much less than the amount permitted by the WHO.
Talal Mahjoub, a Saudi, denounced the move to create suspicion about the quality of Zamzam water.
“My family and I have been drinking Zamzam for many years. None of us have suffered any disease as a result of drinking it. If the BBC report was true, Makkans would have suffered many diseases, including cancer, because most of them drink Zamzam.”
The Saudi Embassy in London also issued a statement affirming the purity of Zamzam in Makkah.
“Scientific tests conducted on samples taken from the original source have proved the Zamzam water is good for drinking,” it said, referring to tests conducted on the water at a French laboratory. It said the Kingdom does not export Zamzam water. The King Abdullah Zamzam water complex, which was established in Makkah last September at a cost of SR700 million, can supply 200,000 bottles daily.
Jakarta, Penemuan air zam-zam yang tercemar arsenik di Inggris cukup mengejutkan banyak pihak. Bagi masyarakat yang ingin memastikan kualitas air zam-zam yang dimilikinya bisa langsung mengecek di BPOM (Badan Pengawas Obat dan Makanan).
"Untuk di Indonesia tidak ada pengujian mengenai air zam-zam, tapi kalau masyarakat merasa ragu silakan lakukan pengujian ke BPOM," ujar ketua BPOM Dra Kustantinah, Apt, MApp, Sc saat dihubungi detikHealth, Senin (9/5/2011). MUI
Air Zam-zam Mengandung Arsenik? lihat sini
Apapun yang telah berlaku , seharusnya kita sebagai umat Islam mesti mengambil berat tentang keaslian air zam zam jika mahu membeli dan meminumnya , jesteru penjualan air zam zam memang didapati dipasaran terbuka . Olih itu masyarakat Islam mesti berwaspada agar tidak terperangkap dan menjadi mangsa penipuan .