Dear Mufti Sahab
Assalamu-Alaikum Warahmatullahe Wabarakatuhu
May I please know whether a Haj done in the open area, i.e. not with any agents, is an accepted Haj (Insha-Allah) I need to mention that we had done it with some friends of ours, that is, 2 other ladies and 2 young men. We had to sleep in the open, albeit I had myself covered with a blanket and chaddar, but the fact remains that we were next to other people who were also around there. Also we moved everywhere together.
I also remember that the place where we camped� was outside the Mina boundary, i.e. there was a board overhead not too far away which stated Mina starts here or something like that.