I got my first downvote on my first question today.
The Question was:
Recollecting from very long ago.
I remember hearing in a Jumua some Hadith about having too many possessions. It went something like "In a house there should be at most three blankets (or was it bedsheets?). One for the man of the house and one for the lady and one for the guest. The fourth is for the devil". My recollection could be only partially correct.
Can you help me identify the source of the Hadith?
I was being sincere when I asked this. This Hadith came up when I was discussing with a friend about materialism in Islam and he asked for a source but I could not find it. Today I got a downvote on the question and a comment "Ridiculously stupid question. Should be closed.".
Clearly riled me off enough to do more research and find the actual Hadith, but I wonder why the negative view(s?) of the question.
- Are source identification questions from incomplete memory discouraged here?
- Was the question framing bad?
- Or was it just that the Hadith itself looked silly?