Gathering the family to supplicate after completing a recitation of the entire Qur’aan

Question 106: Upon completing reciting the entire Qur’aan, I gather my family and say the known Du`aa’ Khatm Al-Qur’aan (supplication upon completing the reading of the entire Qur’aan) while they say “Aameeen.” After finishing this collective supplication, each one supplicates to Allaah for himself. Is this act Mustahab (desirable), which I should keep doing or is it a Bidd`ah (innovation in religion), which I should leave? Should I say Du`aa’ Khatm Al-Qur’aan for myself only? Or should I refrain from this supplication and recite the Qur’aan only?

Enlighten us with your Fatwaa’, may Allaah reward you with the best.

Answer: The Glorious Qur’aan is the best Dikr (Remembrance of Allaah), for it is the Words of Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He). Allaah commands us to recite the Qur’aan, contemplate it, and act according to it. Supplicating to Allaah after performing Dikr makes it more likely for the supplications to be answered... read more here.

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