Keeping a bearded dragon as pet
Fatwa No: 473629

  • Fatwa Date:2-4-2023 - Ramadan 12, 1444
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Assalamu alaikum,I saw your fatwa about keeping lizards and you said that "the known lizard, which resembles the varan in its shape but is of smaller size, like a gecko, and it has a smooth skin and a swift movement, then keeping this kind of animal is permissible" but I was wondering about the bearded dragon lizard specifically, is that halal to keep?Thank you


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu`alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.

What we know about this type of lizard indicates that it is harmless and that it is an obedient pet that feeds on insects and also eats fruits and vegetables, and therefore we do not see any objection to its acquisition.

Allah knows best.

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