Question: Did Allah create humans before he created Adam?

Answer:

The scholars say the jinn were before the humans.

Allah says in His Noble Book:

وَالْجَانَّ خَلَقْنَاهُ مِنْ قَبْلُ مِنْ نَارِ السَّمُومِ

“And the jinn, We created before from the smokeless flame of fire.”

[15:27]

Likewise we say what is apparent from the Quran is that Aadam was the first of the humans and we don’t give an ear to those who say the estimated time between us and Aadam was 15 000 years.

Answered by

AbdulFattaah bin Uthman
Abu Fajr