A trustee of bequeathed property will be held liable if it perishes due to their negligence

Q 4: I was entrusted with one third of the estate of a dead person. This property was all sheep. As time passed, the sheep died and I slaughtered some of them. What should I do in this case?

A: If the situation is as you mentioned, and the sheep did not die because of your negligence in taking care of them, you have only to pay the value of the ones you slaughtered without a reason. If you are responsible for their death due to your negligence, you should pay their price fully. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.