The Messenger of Allah had a Persian neighbour and knew a little bit of Persian!

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
السلام عليكم

There is a hadith in Sahih al-Bukhari that reports the Prophet صل الله عليه و على آله وسلم knew a little bit of Persian:

2907 – حدثنا محمد بن بشار: حدثنا غندر: حدثنا شعبة، عن محمد بن زياد، عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه:
أن الحسن بن علي أخذ تمرة من تمر الصدقة، فجعلها في فيه، فقال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم بالفارسية: (كخ كخ، أما تعرف أنا لا نأكل الصدقة)

Narrated Abu Huraira: Al-Hasan bin ‘All took a date from the dates of the Sadaqa and put it in his mouth. The Prophet said (to him) in Persian, “Kakh, kakh! (i.e. Don’t you know that we do not eat the Sadaqa (i.e. what is given in charity) (charity is the dirt of the people)).” (Book #52, Hadith #306)

Note: The Persian spoken in the times of the Sassanians i.e. the Prophet’s (صل الله عليه و على آله و سلم) time was much different than today’s Farsi.

 As for his neighbour:

Anas reported that Allah’s Messenger (صل الله عليه و على آله و سلم) had a neighbour who was Persian, and he was expert in the preparation of soup. He prepared (soup) for Allah’s Messenger (صل الله عليه و على آله و سلم) and then came to him to invite him (to that feast). He (Allah’s Messenger) said:

Here is ‘A’isha also (and you should also invite her to the food). He said: No. Thereupon Allah’s Messenger (صل الله عليه و على آله و سلم)also said: No (then I cannot join the feast). He returned inviting him, and Allah’s Messenger (صل الله عليه و على آله و سلم) said: She is also there (i. e. ‘A’isha should also be invited). He said: No. Thereupon Allah’s Messenger (صل الله عليه و على آله و سلم) also said: No (and declined his offer). He returned again to invite him and Allah’s Messenger (صل الله عليه و على آله و سلم) again said: She is also there. He (the host) said:” Yes” for the third time. Then he accepted his invitation, and both of them set out until they came to his house.
 [Sahih Muslim 2037, Book 36, Hadith 186, Book 23, Hadith 5054]
Subhanallah, this is how much the Messenger of Allah (صل الله عليه و على آله و سلم) loved his wife Aisha (رضي الله عنها).

حَدَّثَنِي زُهَيْرُ بْنُ حَرْبٍ، حَدَّثَنَا يَزِيدُ بْنُ هَارُونَ، أَخْبَرَنَا حَمَّادُ بْنُ سَلَمَةَ، عَنْ ثَابِتٍ، عَنْ أَنَسٍ، أَنَّ جَارًا، لِرَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَارِسِيًّا كَانَ طَيِّبَ الْمَرَقِ فَصَنَعَ لِرَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ثُمَّ جَاءَ يَدْعُوهُ فَقَالَ ‏”‏ وَهَذِهِ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ لِعَائِشَةَ فَقَالَ لاَ ‏.‏ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏”‏ لاَ ‏”‏ فَعَادَ يَدْعُوهُ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏”‏ وَهَذِهِ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ لاَ ‏.‏ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏”‏ لاَ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ ثُمَّ عَادَ يَدْعُوهُ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏”‏ وَهَذِهِ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ نَعَمْ ‏.‏ فِي الثَّالِثَةِ ‏.‏ فَقَامَا يَتَدَافَعَانِ حَتَّى أَتَيَا مَنْزِلَهُ ‏.‏

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