Character of Bearers of Qur’an

The bearer of the Qur’an is the bearer of the banner of Islam. It does not befit him to indulge in idle talk or activity with those who do so, or to be heedless with those who are so, or to indulge in frivolity with those who do so.

—al-Fuḍayl b. ‘Iyāḍ [d. 187H]

(Read on pg 42, Imam Abu Baker Muhammad b. al-Husayn al-Ajurri, The Character of the Bearers and People of the Qur’an. Al-Quran Society. London:2002.)

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