❉ ﻗﺎﻝ ﺍﺑﻦ ﺍﻟﻘﻴﻢ -ﺭﺣﻤﻪ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ-:
Ibnul Qaiyum said:
*ﺃﻫﻞ ﺍﻟﻘﺮﺁﻥ ﻫﻢ ﺍﻟﻌﺎﻟﻤﻮﻥ ﺑﻪ، ﺍﻟﻌﺎﻣﻠﻮﻥ ﺑﻤﺎ ﻓﻴﻪ، ﻭﺇﻥ ﻟﻢ ﻳﺤﻔﻈﻮﻩ ﻋﻦ ﻇﻬﺮ ﻗﻠﺐ،
The people of the Quran are those who are knowledgeable in regards to it and act in accordance to that which is in it, even if they didn’t memorize it by heart.
ﻭﺃﻣﺎ ﻣﻦ ﺣﻔﻈﻪ ﻭﻟﻢ ﻳﻔﻬﻤﻪ، ﻭﻟﻢ ﻳﻌﻤﻞ ﺑﻤﺎ ﻓﻴﻪ، ﻓﻠﻴﺲ ﻣﻦ ﺃﻫﻠﻪ، ﻭﺇﻥ ﺃﻗﺎﻡ ﺣﺮﻭﻓﻪ ﺇﻗﺎﻣﺔ ﺍﻟﺴﻬﻢ.*
As for the one who memorized it, doesn’t understand it, and doesn’t act in accordance to that which is in it then he is not from its people, even if he carries out (reciting) it’s letters like that of an arrow (in proficiency)
Majid Jawed Al-Afghanee