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Praying and Fasting in a Place of ResidenceThat Is Not One’s Home

Q.| If one intends to stay in a city other than one’s hometown for the duration of a year as required by either one’s work or one’s studies, does the city count as one’s second hometown?
A.| The city in which one intends to reside for a year does not count as one’s second hometown (waṭan), but if one’s residence there is such that one is not seen as a traveler but as a resident, one need not intend to remain there for ten days in order for one’s fasting to be valid and the four-segment canonic prayers be restored to full length.
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