AhadithHadith Number 32


قالَ رَسُولُ اللّهِ (صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ وَسَلَّمَ):
أَهْلُ الْقُرآنِ فِي أَعْلى دَرَجَةٍ مِنَ الآدَمِيِّينَ ما خَلا النَّبِيِّينَ وَ الْمُرْسَلِينَ. فَلا تَسْتَضْعِفُوا أَهْلَ الْقُرآنِ وَ حُقُوقَهُم فَإِنَّ لَهُمْ مِنَ اللّهِ لَمَكاناً.

The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) has said

“The people of the Qur’an (those who recite and those who memorize the Qur’an) will be in the highest level (in Heaven) from amongst all of the people with the exception of the Prophets and Messengers. Thus, do not seek to degrade the people of the Qur’an, nor take away their rights, for surely they have been given a high rank by Allah.”

Source: Thawabul A’mal, Page 224