Ruling on a person who does not perform Jumu`ah Prayer

Q: What is the ruling on a person who did not perform Jumu`ah (Friday) Prayer? Please substantiate this with evidence from the Noble Qur'an and the Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet)?

A: Performing Jumu`ah Prayer is an individual obligation on every Muslim who is male, sane, free and a resident. Whoever abandons it out of negligence is liable to the threat of severe punishment. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Let some people desist from neglecting Jumu`ah Prayers, or else Allah will seal their hearts and they will be among the negligent. Thus, anyone who does this must repent to Allah and perform Jumu`ah Prayer with Muslims.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.