The Kitáb-i-Aqdas - The Most Holy Book
Index term: definition, under City dweller
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Question: What is the criterion for determining if one is a city-dweller or a village-dweller? If a city-dweller taketh up residence in a village, or a village-dweller in a city, intending to settle permanently, what ruling is applicable? Is the place of birth the deciding factor?
Answer: The criterion is permanent residence and, depending on where this is, the injunction in the Book must be observed accordingly.