Watn-e-asli changing when moving to another country

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Q: My child went to live in England forever to study and work. If he returns home, would he be musaafir? The city where he lived before is always his watne Aslî or is England now his watn Asli?


A: When he has left home forever then that means he has forsaken his residence. So the initial residence will not remain his watne asli.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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