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Quran states that God sent prophets to jinns just like humans.

Allah will ask,˺ “O assembly of jinn and humans! Did messengers not come from among you, proclaiming My revelations and warning you of the coming of this Day of yours?” They will say, “We confess against ourselves!” For they have been deluded by ˹their˺ worldly life. And they will testify against themselves that they were disbelievers. [6:130]

Further, it seems to suggest Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was also a messenger/prophet for jinns, not just humans.

Say, ˹O Prophet,˺ “It has been revealed to me that a group of jinn listened ˹to the Quran,˺ and said ˹to their fellow jinn˺: ‘Indeed, we have heard a wondrous recitation. It leads to Right Guidance so we believed in it, and we will never associate anyone with our Lord ˹in worship˺. [72:1-2]

However, I wasn't able to find any more references in the Quran that talks about the prophets of jinns. Given that, did God send prophets to jinns before Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)? If yes, do we know anything about these prophets? If no, can we conclude that Prophet Muhammad was the first prophet who had been sent to both humans and jinns?

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This verse does not necessarily imply that there were separate prophets for the Jinn.

Ibn Abbas, Mujahid ibn Jabr and others held the opinion that the Messengers here were all human - rather some of them had followers among the Jinn and they sent Jinn disciples to preach among their own kind ... hence these were the messengers of the Messengers of Allah. It is mentioned in the Quran 46:29-32 that a group of Jinn learnt the Quran from Muhammad ﷺ and then became proclaimers and warners for other Jinn:

ولوا إلى قومهم منذرين

they went back to their people as warners.

Quran 46:29

Note that this surah also implies that they were previously followers of Moses عليه السلام.

إنا سمعنا كتابا أنزل من بعد موسى

indeed we have heard a [recited] Book revealed after Moses

Quran 46:30

Dhahak ibn Muzahim and Muqatil ibn Sulayman held the opinion that there were prophets of the species of Jinn just like there were humans. If this is the case then we don't know anything more about them.

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  • thank you! have you meant previous verse instead of previous surah btw? – SpiderRico Dec 27 '20 at 11:58
  • I am not sure what you mean by " previous verse instead of previous surah". The group of jinn are mentioned in verse 29-32 of Surah al-Ahqaf as linked and quoted in the answer. – UmH Dec 27 '20 at 12:14
  • ah sorry, all is well. misread it. – SpiderRico Dec 27 '20 at 12:15

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