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From Imam Ashraf al-Tahanawi, Heavenly Ornaments:
If a person is travelling, it is permissible for him not to fast. He must make qada of the missed fast whenever possible. "Travelling" in this context is the same as that mentioned in the chapter on offering salaat while travelling, i.e. one must have the intention of travelling approximately 77 kilometres or more.
During the course of his journey, a person stopped over at a place with the intention of staying there for 15 days or more. It will not be permissible for him to miss out any fast because he is no more regarded as a traveller (musafir) according to the Shariah. However, if he made the intention of stopping over for less than 15 days, it will be permissible for him not to fast.
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