Abu Bakr ‘Abdullah b. Abi Dawud narratd to us, he said: Abu l-Tahir Ahmad b.
‘Amr narrated to us, he said: Ibn Wahb narrated to us, he said: Yahya b. Ayyub informed
us, from Khalid b. Yazid, from Tha’labah b. Abi l-Kunud, from Abu l-Kunud, from
‘Abdullah b. ‘Amr b. al-‘As, who said,
“He who collects the Qur’an has borne a great matter. Prophethood has been inserted between his shoulder-blades, except that he does not receive revelation. Thus, it does not befit the bearer of the Qur’an to show harshness with the one who shows harshness, or to show ignorance with the one who shows ignorance, for truly the Qur’an is in his interior.”
[The narration is hasan. Transmitted also by Hakim, Bayhaqi and Ibn al-Mubarak.]