Some people arrived late for Salat-ul-‘Eid (the Festival Prayer) and performed the Salah (Prayer) while the Imam (the one who leads congregational Prayer) was delivering the Khutbah (sermon). Is this permissible or not?
It is better for late-comers to listen to the Khutbah first and then perform Salat-ul-‘Eid, so as to combine the benefits of the two virtuous deeds. They should also be advised to come early so they will not miss Salat-ul-‘Eid in congregation with the Imam. (Part No. 8; Page No. 308) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and his Companions.