Gathering the family to supplicate after completing a recitation of the entire Qur'an
Upon completing reciting the entire Qur'an, I gather my family and say the known Du`a' Khatm Al-Qur'an (supplication upon completing the reading of the entire Qur'an) while they say "Amen."
After finishing this collective supplication, each one supplicates to Allah for himself. Is this act Mustahab (desirable), which I should keep doing or is it a Bid`ah (innovation in religion), which I should leave? Should I say Du`a' Khatm Al-Qur'an for myself only? Or should I refrain from this supplication and recite the Qur'an only?Enlighten us with your Fatwa, may Allah reward you with the best.
The Glorious Qur'an is the best Dhikr (Remembrance of Allah), for it is the Words of Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He). Allah commands us to recite the Qur'an, contemplate it, and act according to it. Supplicating to Allah after performing Dhikr makes it more likely for the supplications to be answered. Many of the Salaf (righteous predecessors) used to do this including
Anas ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him). Thus, there is nothing wrong with gathering one's family and saying the supplications, as this makes it more likely for the invocations to be answered.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.