Hawzah News Agency - Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings of God be upon him and his household says:
.أشرافُ اُمّتي حَمَلَةُ القرآنِ وأصحابُ الليلِ
'The noblemen of my community are the bearers of the Quran [i.e. those who memorize it] and the people of night vigil.'
Source: al-Khisal, p. 7, no. 21