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Ruling 2375

If a borrower returns the loaned item to its owner or to the owner’s agent (wakīl) or guardian, and afterwards the item perishes, the borrower is not responsible for it. However, if the borrower takes the property to another location without the permission of its owner or the owner’s agent or guardian, he will be responsible for it, even if the location is one to where the owner would usually take the property. For example, if the borrower ties a horse in a stable which was built by the owner for that very purpose and afterwards the horse perishes or someone causes it to perish, he is responsible for it.