The Qur’an was only revealed to be acted upon, but the people treated its recitation as action.
(ie. it’s lawful should be treated as lawful, and its prohibitions as prohibited)
—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.)