The Severity of Not Attending The Congregational Prayer

Abdullah bin Mas’ud Radiallahu Anhu said:

“Persevere in observing these five times of prayer where the announcement for them is made, because they are from the paths of right guidance. And Allah, the Might, the Majestic, has laid down for his Rasul (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) the paths of right guidance. I have seen the time when no one stayed away from prayer except a hypocrite whose hypocrisy was well known. I witnessed the time when a man would be brought swaying between two men till he was set up in the row (of the prayer). Every one of us has a mosque of his in his house. If you were to pray in your houses and stay from your mosques, you would abandon the Sunnah (practice) of your, and if you were to Abandon the Sunnah (Practice) of your Rasul (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), you would become an unbeliever.”

Sunan Abi Dawud