The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ruling 2576

If an item that has been usurped is destroyed and it was a non-fungible item, such as cows and sheep, the usurper must pay its value. An item is regarded as being ‘non-fungible’ when there are not many other items like it in terms of those particulars that affect its desirability. And in the event that its market value varies according to supply and demand, the usurper must pay for the item’s value at the time it was destroyed.