Q: I performed the rituals of Hajj, but it happened that we were trapped in the buses while in
after performing `Isha' (Night) Prayer, so we could not make it to
because of the heavy traffic. We stayed outside
until the following morning which was the first day of `Eid, and we headed from there at the time of sunrise towards
and as a result we did not spend the night before `Eid in
I hope you give me your Fatwa regarding some questions:
From where do the boundaries of
from the direction of
begin? Is our Hajj, according to what is said, valid? Are we obliged to pay Fidyah (ransom)? If it is incumbent upon us to pay Fidyah, could we delegate someone to slaughter a sacrificial animal on our behalf, and does this Fidyah count for us?
Muzdalifah begins westward from
Muhassir Valley, and ends eastward along the beginning of the road of Ma'zamayn. This distance is estimated at seven thousand (Part No. 11; Page No. 214) seven hundred and eighty cubits and 4/7 of a cubit.
if the state was as you mentioned in your Hajj, then you are not obliged to slaughter a Hady (sacrificial animal offered by pilgrims) for not spending the night in
Muzdalifah, because you had an excuse, and as such, your Hajj is valid.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.