Postponing Salat-ul-`Eid to the following day

A: The `Eid Prayer is a collective duty. If a group of people perform it, there will be no blame on others. A group of scholars said that it is an individual duty as Jumu`ah (Friday) Prayer. As long as the Islamic center performs the `Eid Prayer due to sighting the new moon, therefore, the Salah performed in the Islamic center is sufficient for those who do not attend it. It is not permissible to delay it until the second or third day of Shawwal in order that all Muslims in London can attend it. Delaying it to the second or third day of Shawwal contradicts what is unanimously agreed upon among the Sahabah (Companions of the Prophet) and those who came after them. There is no scholar who held this view according to our knowledge. But they are permitted to delay it until the second day if they did not know, until Zawal (midday), that this day is `Eid.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.