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When Allah informed angels about His Decision to create human being, they exclaimed that: “Wilt Thou place in it such as shall make mischief in it and shed blood…” Does it mean human race existed before the creation of Hazrat Aadam (a.s.)?
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According to a reliable narrative quoted on the authority of Imam Mohammad al-Baqer (a.s.) reported by Shaykh Saduq (a.r.) in his “Elal ash-Sharaye” (vol. 1, section 96) before Allah created human beings, there lived Jinn and Nasnaas (creatures resembling human beings) for 7000 years in a disgraceful manner which made the angels make the above-mentioned remarks. Sayyed Mohammed Musawi