Not performing one of the obligations of Hajj

Q 1: I would like to tell Your Eminence that I intended to perform `Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) and after I finished the seven rounds of Tawaf (circumambulation of the Ka`bah) between Safa and Marwah, I did not shorten my hair out of negligence and laziness, but not out of ignorance. Then I removed Ihram (clothing worn during the ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah), and put on my usual clothes and traveled to my country. Am I to blame for what I did? Please guide me. May Allah reward you with the best!

A 1: Shaving or shortening the hair is one of the obligations of `Umrah that should not be abandoned. You have to put on your Ihram again and then shave or shorten your hair, for (Part No. 10; Page No. 357) you are not absolved of this obligation. Nevertheless, you should offer Fidyah (ransom) for having worn Makhit (clothes sewn to fit body limbs) on purpose, and this is done by slaughtering a sheep in Makkah, and distributing its meat among the poor of the Haram (all areas within the Sacred Sanctuary of Makkah), or feeding six poor persons in the Haram; for each person you should give one kilo and a half of the staple food of the place, or you can fast for three days anywhere.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.