Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam
Question: Assalam alaykum
I’ve been told by some divergent muslims that it is an innovation to finish the Qur’an as a group where for example a group of ten ladies read a juz each until we read the entire Qur’an and then make the khatim supplication at the end.
Is it true?
Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.
It would be from the sunna to hold such gatherings.
In general, you should ignore what they have to say. If you have a question, you should resort to reliable scholars.
Please see: Permitted Reasons to Start a Quran Khatm and it’s Completion by Multiple Individuals and: Is It Permissible to Complete the Qur’an Forty Days After Someone’s Death? and: Are Supplications Made After the Entire Qur’an Has Been Recited Considered Accepted By Allah?
And Allah alone gives success.
Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani