Criterion for a stay at a place before applying the rule ofwaṭan

Q: An individual decided to reside in a place for years. How long should he intend to reside there so that the ruling of waṭan applies to it? Is there any difference if he intends just living there, staying for work or both?

A: For such a place to be considered as waṭan, it is enough to intend living there for seven-eight years.

 

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