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        Original and Adopted Watan

        Q: Would you mind explaining in detail the rules of the original and adopted watans.
        A: Generally speaking, the place in which a person was born and grew up is considered as their watan (hometown) and will remain like that unless they totally abandon living in it. Similarly, a person who goes to a place other than their original watan, has the intention to live there for ever even for a part of year each year and lives there while having such an intention for a period so that the laity consider that place as their watan, that place is counted as their watan. The same ruling applies if that person stays at that place for a period so that the laity recognizes the place as their hometown even though their staying is not accompanied the abovementioned intention. Also, if an individual has the intention to stay at a place for seven to eight years for living purposes, that place will be considered as their adopted watan.

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