Collective Iftaar banquet after voluntary fast

Question: A group working in the field of Da`wah (calling to Islaam) in most of the Algerian universities prepares announcements of communal Iftar (breaking the Fast) on Sundays. They fast on Mondays then convene in a hall and break their Sawm (Fast) together. We inquired about this act, the answer was that they do it for the sake of Da`wah as a means of unifying Muslims. Now, what is the religious ruling in this regard? Is it one of innovated Bid`ahs (innovation in religion), or not?

Answer: If the situation is as you described in the question, there is nothing wrong with the said gathering or announcing it… read more here.