Zamzam: Answering of Prayers

Salam. Please find the referencing for a noble hadith which encourages us to drink Zamzam as a means to have our prayers answered. I pray that I can write up something on some of the scholars of our community (ummah) who experienced the truth of these blessed Prophetic words. [Notes taken from Sh. Bakdash’s work]

Jabir (Allah be pleased with Him) said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless Him and give Him peace) say “The water of Zamzam is for whatever it is drunk for.”
Reported by: Ibn Majah (2//1018), Ahmad (3/357), al-Bayhaqi (5/148)
Hafidh al-Dimyati said in al-Muttajir al-Rabih (p.318): Its chain is Hasan
It was graded Hasan by Ibn al-Qayyim in Zad al-Ma’ad (4/393)
Imam al-Zarkashi said in al-Tadhkirah (p.151): Its chain is good (jayyid)
Al-Ajluni in Kashf al-Khafa (1/328) mentions Imam Ibn Nasir al-Din al-Dimashqi commenting that the narration is established
Al-Suyuti in al-Hawi (1/353) quoted Hafidh Ibn Hajar saying that it was Hasan due to supporting narrations
Al-Sakhawi in al-Maqasid al-Hasanah (p.359) said: It was graded as Sahih from the early scholars by Ibn Uyaynah, and from the later scholars by al-Dimyati and al-Mundhiri
It was likewise graded Sahih by al-Suyuti in his notes to Sunan Ibn Majah (2/1018) and al-Hawi (1/354)
Ibn Hajar al-Haytami said in Tuhfa al-Muhtaj (4/143): The hadith is Hasan rather Sahih as was mentioned by the Imams

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