Sheikh ul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah رحمه الله said:

‘A man can be from the most intelligent of people and among the sharpest of them as far as how he perceives affairs and it will make him blind of the most clearest of things and also you can have a man who is the most slow of people and the weakest of them of how he perceives and sees matters and Allaah will guide him to what was differed in of the truth. There isn’t any might or strength except with Allaah.

So whoever relies on his in intelligence and his usage of certain things as evidence (without relying and asking Allaah to give him insight) or relies on his intellect or his knowledge of his mind, he will be let down. For that reason the Prophet صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم, in an authentic text, would say,

“O’ Turner of hearts, keep our hearts firm upon your religion.”‘

{  الدرء 9 / 34 لشيخ الإسلام  }

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