Are house lizards Jinns?

As Salam Walaikum,

While growing up we were told that the translucent lizards we see in the house were evil jinns. Is this in fact true, because the house that I’m renting seems to have about 20 and I’m worried, I’ve also woken up with blue black circular marks on my body. If these things are really jinns is there something I can do to get rid of them? Thank you.

Wa Alaikum Assalaam,

الجواب و بالله التوفيق

The translucent lizards that you see in the house are not evil Jinns, nor are they Jinns at all. They are lizards. The marks you see on your body are not from the lizards. The cause maybe something else. However, to ensure that you protect yourself against evil Jinns while you are asleep, you should go to bed with wudhu, recite Ayatul Kursi and the four Quls. Blow on your both palms and then pass them on your entire body from your head to the foot.

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.