Coming from Riyadh to Makkah for the sake of performing `Umrah and having work to do in Jeddah

Q: I work and reside in Riyadh. I was sent to Jeddah on 15 Shawwal, 1412 A.H. For a certain mission. I took my wife with me to perform `Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) after ending my mission. We entered the state of Ihram (ritual state for Hajj or `Umrah) in Jeddah after ending the mission. Taking into consideration that I intend to perform Hajj this year, is there anything upon me? Please advise, may Allah reward you with the best.

A: Anyone who comes from Riyadh to Makkah for the sake of performing `Umrah and has work to do in Jeddah have to enter the state of Ihram in the Miqat (site for entering the ritual state for Hajj or `Umrah) which they come across. It is Al-Sayl which is called Qarn Al-Manazil. They should enter the state of Ihram whether they pass by this Miqat on land or by air. If they want to pass by Jeddah for the sake of work, they should pass by while entering the state of Ihram. The asker's act of delaying Ihram until he reached Jeddah is not permissible. He has to offer Fidyah (ransom) which is to slaughter a sheep in Makkah and distribute its meat among the poor of Makkah. By the same token, his wife has to offer Fidyah (ransom) due to delaying Ihram until she reached Jeddah. Anyone who is unable to offer a Fidyah should fast ten days. Their `Umrah is valid; however, each one of them should offer a Fidyah as we said along with repenting to Allah (Glorified be He).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.