Collective Du`a' after the end of recitation circle in the Masjid

Q 1: A group of people in Sudan form a circle for the recitation of the Qur'an in the Masjid (mosque) every day after Fajr (Dawn) Prayer, and after they finish, a particular man raises his hands to supplicate and we do the same thing and say Amen. Is this permissible or not?

A: Collective supplication after the circle formed for recitation of the Qur'an is over is an act of Bid`ah (innovation in religion) that must be avoided. There is no harm in a Muslim supplicating to Allah for himself individually after finishing his recitation of the Qur'an, or in any state, since supplication to Allah is an act of worship which is required all the time, particularly after the end of another act of worship.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.