Assuming Ihram for `Umrah and then being hindered to perform it

Q: We performed `Umrah (the lesser pilgrimage) in Ramadan this year 1407 A.H. We reached the Sacred Mosque at the time of `Isha' (Night) Prayer. We lost one of our friends during the Salah (Prayer), meaning, `Isha' (Night) Prayer. We were busy searching for him from sunrise to the following day. We found him after we had suffered severe tiredness. We left the Sacred Mosque to my brother's house in Makkah. We stayed until breakfast and then we went to the Sacred Mosque, for the women who had accompanied us did not perform `Umrah until the following night. We performed `Umrah and removed our Ihram (ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah) while searching for our lost friend. (Part No. 11; Page No. 328) The question now is: Is there any harm on us because we went to the house of my brother in Makkah? Is there any harm on the women for leaving the Sacred Mosque and going to the house of my brother in Makkah? Is there any harm on them for performing Ghusl (ritual bathing) while they were in the state of Ihram for `Umrah? It should be mentioned that we stayed outside the Sacred Mosque for only one day.

A: If the reality is as you have mentioned, then there is nothing due on you for going to the house of your brother in Makkah Al-Mukarramah and staying there for one day before performing `Umrah. Likewise, there is nothing due on you for performing Ghusl before performing `Umrah for the purpose of cleanliness or cooling oneself.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.