Hasan on Reason: No benefit in narrations without using reason

Ibn Abi Dunya reported: Al-Hasan al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Whoever is not governed by reason, he will not benefit by an abundance of reports from the scholars of narration.”

Source: al-‘Aql wa Faḍluh 71

عن ابن أبي الدنيا عَنِ الْحَسَنِ البصري قَالَ رحمه الله مَنْ لَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ عَقْلٌ يَسُوسُهُ لَمْ يَنْتَفِعْ بِكَثْرَةُ رِوَايَاتُ الرِّجَالُ

71 العقل وفضله لابن أبي الدنيا