Were prophets of jinn sent to the jinn who lived in the world before Sons of Adam were created?

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There is no clear nass / verses or hadiths regarding the issue but according to the general principles of Islam, it is seen as a necessity of testing that the jinn were tested like human beings and that they were sent prophets before Hz. Adam.

“I have only created Jinn and men, that they may serve Me.” (adh-Dhariyat, 51/56)

For instance, the verse above shows that jinn are tested like human beings.

“But the Word from Me will come true, ‘I will fill Hell with Jinns and men all together.’(as-Sajda,32/13)

The verse above shows that jinn will be punished too.

“O ye assembly of Jinn and men! Came there not unto you messengers from amongst you, setting forth unto you My signs, and warning you of the meeting of this Day of yours?” (al-Anam, 6/130)

It is stated in the verse above that jinn will be questioned due to the messengers that came to them.

After Hz. Adam, the messengers of jinn are the messengers of the messengers who are human beings. That is the view of the majority of the scholars. Accordingly, there should be messengers of jinn before Hz. Adam.

For, as it is clearly stated in the following verse, there is no responsibility without any messengers being sent.

"…Nor would We visit with Our Wrath until We had sent an messenger (to give warning)." (al-Isra, 17/15)

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