"We created man from sounding clay, from mud moulded into shape; And the Jinn race, We had created before, from the fire of a scorching wind." 15:26-27
"Behold, thy Lord said to the angels: "I will create a vicegerent on earth." They said: "Wilt Thou place therein one who will make mischief therein and shed blood?- whilst we do celebrate Thy praises and glorify Thy holy (name)?" He said: "I know what ye know not." 2:30
Ibn Kathir in his "Stories of the Prophets" states that according to al-Hakim, the jinn lived on Earth 2,000 years before humans, but then made mischief and were banished to islands. Thus, due to the fact that angels only know what Allah tells them, the only way they could have surmised that humans would shed blood would be because they had witnessed it before with the jinn.
Does anyone have anymore information or sources about the belief that the jinn lived on earth before humans? Thanks.