Is Jumu`ah (Friday) Prayer obligatory

Q 1: When does Jumu`ah (Friday) Prayer become obligatory? Some of our friends say that study hours conflict with the time of Jumu`ah Prayer. What is your opinion in this regard? Should students leave their studies to offer Jumu`ah Prayer? Bear in mind that here in Turkey, Friday is a working day.

(Part No. 8; Page No. 184)  A: Jumu`ah Prayer is an individual obligation and it is not permissible to neglect it to work, study or do anything else. Allah (Glorified be He) says: And whosoever fears Allâh and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty). And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.