Al-Makarimah method in Hajj

Q 15: The followers of Al-Mukrimy order people not to perform Hajj unless one of the people of Al-Mukrimy orders someone to go with them. On their way to perform Hajj, they ask the people performing Hajj for the first time to slaughter a sacrifice as a vow and order women to make Tawaf (circumambulation of the Ka`bah) seven rounds in addition to the seven rounds of Tawaf for `Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) and Hajj and they call this Tawaf "Tawaf for women".

A: Their saying that there must be one of the followers of Al-Mukrimy order with the pilgrims is totally unfounded. It is an invalid condition that is against the sanctified Shari`ah and it must be disregarded. Every Muslim has to understand his religion and know the rulings on Hajj and other acts of worship in order to perform Hajj and other acts of worship based on knowledge. This is according to the saying of the Prophet (peace be upon him): "If Allah wants to do good to a person, He makes him comprehend the religion." (Agreed upon by Al-Bukhari and Muslim). As regards the order of the person (Part No. 2; Page No. 159) from Al-Mukrimy for every person making pilgrimage for the first time to slaughter a sacrifice as a vow and also his ordering the women to make Tawaf seven rounds as Tawaf for women, they are Bid`ah (innovation in religion) that have no origin in Islam. In fact, they are additions to Islam of things which Allah (Exalted be He) did not permit. We pray to Allah (Exalted be He) to grant all of us success to do what is right and protect us from misguidance and delusions.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.