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A messenger (prophet) among the Jinn


Majority of the ulama are of the opinion that there was no prophet among the jinn. Men were sent as nabis for both man and jinn. Allah Ta`ala mentions in the Qur’an: “O jinn and man! Didn’t messengers come to you from amongst yourselves?” [8: 130] Apparently this verse shows that there were messengers from the jinn as well, but the tafseer (commentary) of this verse is that a messenger will be sent to both man and jinn. It does not mean that each one of them will have their own messenger. The word منكم (from you) is addressed collectively to the jinn and man. (Bayan-ul-Qur’an, Vol 3, Pg 129)

A second tafseer is that منكم is individually addressing the jinn and man, and رسل (messengers) is general. It refers to the messengers and their representatives. Hence, in respect to the jinn rusul (messengers) will refer to the jinns who were sent by the Ambiya. In the like manner, some jinnat had conveyed to their people part of the Qur’an which they heard from Nabiصلى الله عليه و سلم as mentioned in the last ruku of Surah Ahqaaf.

Nevertheless, some ulama like Ibne Hazam etc. are of the opinion that there were messengers from among the jinn. (Al-Ashbah-Wan-Nazair, Pg 330) 
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