Leaving Makkah while performing the rituals of Hajj

Q: My wife and I performed Hajj (pilgrimage) in 1411 A.H. We (Part No. 10; Page No. 118)  departed from Khamis Mushait heading to Allah's Sacred House. We made Ihram from the Miqat (site for entering the ritual state for Hajj or `Umrah) of Yalamlam and then we went to Jeddah, where my maternal aunt lives in order to leave with her my nursing son, who was not yet six months old. Afterwards, we performed Hajj. Having made the major Tahallul (final removal of the ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah, after performing the final obligatory circumambulation of the Ka`bah for Hajj), we left Makkah heading to Jeddah in order to nurse the child and to make sure that everything is fine with him. On the same day before sunset we went back to Mina and completed the rest of the rituals of Hajj: We threw the pebbles (at the pebble-throwing area during Hajj) and performed Tawaf-ul-Wada` (circumambulation of the Ka`bah on leaving Makkah). Is our Hajj valid in this way, or do we have to offer a Fidyah (ransom)?


A: If the situation is as you have mentioned in your question, then you are not obligated to offer any Fidyah (ransom), because you did not commit any of the violations the Hajj rituals and you did not neglect an obligation.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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