Reference: Juz. fee Hadeeth maa.u Zam-Zam limaa shuriba lahu libni Hajar – Page 37
al-Hifth – Ahammiyyatuhu, ‘Ajaa.ibuhu, Tareeqatuhu, Asbaabuhu – Page 65
al-Haafith Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalaanee said:
I drank some [Zam Zam water] once, whilst I was [just] beginning my studies in hadeeth, and asked Allaah to bless me with [strength of memory of] the calibre of ath-Thahabee in memorising hadeeth. I then performed hajj after a period of about 20 years, and found myself to have exceeded that level. So I asked Allaah for more than that, and I hope that Allaah will grant me that.