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