The difference between praying individually and in congregation

Q 4: What is the difference between praying congregationally and individually?

A: Whoever offers the prescribed Salah (prayer) in congregation has fulfilled his duty and therefore obtained the attached reward. In addition, his prayer is twenty-five or twenty-seven degrees more than the one who offers his Salah individually. Anyone who prays individually without any justifiable excuse is sinful; he misses the reward of congregational Salah and deserves Ta`zir (discretionary punishment).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.