A pilgrim shaved his head outside Al-Haram

Q 2: A man from Al-Ta'if performed `Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) and then returned to Al-Ta'if ; however, he did not shave off his hair until he returned to Al-Ta'if. This happened 5 years ago, and when he asked one of the seekers of knowledge he was told that he is committed to offer Dam (atonement required of a pilgrim for a willful violation of a prohibition or obligation while in the ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah) for each `Umrah because Al-Ta'if is not a place for discontinuing the ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah; rather, the place for this is Makkah. (Part No. 10; Page No. 204

A 2: Shaving or shortening the hair during Hajj or `Umrah (lesser Pilgrimage) is permissible anywhere. The mentioned above Fatwa that shaving off or shortening the hair must be within Al-Haram (all areas within the Sacred Sanctuary of Makkah) is incorrect.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.