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?

  • What if they had 10 children? – Kilise Jan 31 '17 at 19:26
  • @Asdfg Why do you call it stupid? I am being sincere here. I am not discounting the possibility that the speaker made it up, but I remember what he said pretty clearly. He was saying it in the context of people spending too much on unnecessary stuff, and said something like "how many cars do the same prophet's followers have today?" – Raziman T V Feb 3 '17 at 6:44

I finally managed to find the hadith, it was about beddings and not bedsheets. Seems that it is present in multiple Hadith collections.

Sahih Muslim 2084 (Book 37, Hadith 67)

Jabir b. 'Abdullah reported that Allah's Messengor (ﷺ) said: There should be a bedding for a man. a bedding for his wife and the third one for the guest, and the fourth one is for the Satan.

Sunan Abi Dawud 4142 (Book 34, Hadith 123)

Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah : The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) mentioned bedding and said: There should be bedding for a man, bedding for his wife, and third for a guest, but a fourth for the devil.

Sunan an-Nasa'i 3385 (Book 26, Hadith 190)

It was narrated from Jabir bin 'Abdullah that the Messenger of Allah said: "A bed for a man, a bed for his wife, a third for his guest and the fourth is for the Shaitan."

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