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Ruling 1266*

The start of the eight farsakhs on one’s journey must be calculated from the point beyond which a person is deemed to be a traveller; this is usually the outskirts of a town. However, in some very big cities, it is possible that it is the outskirts of a particular area. The end of the journey of a traveller who intends to travel to a town or village that is not his home town (waṭan) is deemed to be his destination in that town or village, not the point of entry into that town or village.

  • Commentary

    This ruling changed in March 2022. The previous version of the ruling was as follows:

    “The start of the eight farsakhs on one’s journey must be calculated from the point beyond which a person is deemed to be a traveller; this is usually the outskirts of a town. However, in some very big cities it is possible that it is the outskirts of a particular area. The end [of one’s journey] is his final destination.”