Neglecting Salah in congregation without a valid excuse

A: Offering the five obligatory prayers is incumbent upon all adult Muslim men. A person who neglects offering Salah in congregation without a valid excuse is considered to be committing a sinful act. This is based on the Hadith in which the Prophet (peace be upon him) is reported to have said, Whoever hears the Adhan and does not come to it (the prayer), then there is no prayer for him except with an excuse. (Part No. 7; Page No. 293)  Narrated by Ibn Majah and Al-Daraqutny. Its Isnad (chain of narrators) is Sahih (authentic). When Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with them both) was once asked about the excuse which may allow a person to pray at home, he said, "Only in case of danger or illness."May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.