Were there any prophets among the Jinn who lived before the creation of Hz. Adam’s offspring?
Submitted by on Tue, 28/12/2010 - 15:50
Dear Brother / Sister,
Although there is no certain verse or hadith on this subject, as a general principle of Islam, sending prophet to Jinn before Hz. Adam is seen as a requirement of men and jinn being subjected to testing together.
For example, this verse ; “I have only created Jinns and men, that they may serve Me.” (Surah adh-Dhariyat 51/56) shows that just like men, Jinn are also subjected to testing.
The verse; "but the Word from Me will come true." I will fill Hell with Jinns and men all together."(as-Sajda, 32/13) shows that Jinn are also going to be punished.
Also, the verse (al-Anaam, 6/130) “O ye assembly of Jinns and men! came there not unto you messengers from amongst you setting forth unto you My Signs, and warning you of the of the meeting of this day of yours?" shows that Jinn are also going to be questioned about prophets that were sent to them.
After Hz. Adam, prophets that were sent to Jinn were the prophets that were sent to men. The majority of scholars hold this view. According to this, before Hz. Adam, there had to be prophets from Jinn directly because, as it is stated in the verse “nor would We visit with Our Wrath until We had sent an messenger (to give warning).” (al-Isra, 17/15) there is no responsibility for men and Jinn unless prophets are sent to them.
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