He suffers a psychological illness that prevents him from attending congregational Salah

Q: I like to offer Jumu`ah (Friday) Prayer to attain its reward, but whenever I attend Jum`ah Prayer and listen to the two Khutbahs (sermons), I cannot because of illness. I suffer from nervous disorder, anger and worry. My heart starts beating strongly and epilepsy and weakness take over me. Am I excused for not attending Jum`ah Prayer in this case and am I blameless for offering it at home?

A: If the case is as you mentioned, you are excused from the obligation of offering Jum`ah Prayer and should offer four Rak`ahs (units of Prayer) of Zhuhr (Noon) Prayer at home. Allah (Exalted be He) says: Allâh burdens not a person beyond his scope. And: So keep your duty to Allâh and fear Him as much as you can We hope that Allah will give you the reward of attending congregational Salah as long as you are keen to attend it but you are prevented by an excuse. (Part No. 7; Page No. 12) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.