Negligence towards Performance of the Congregational Prayer (in the Masjid) – by Imaam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Imaam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz (rahimahullaah) said:
It has reached me that many people have indeed become negligent towards performance of the Salaah in congregation (in the Masjid), and they utilise the ease facilitated by some of the Scholars in this regard. Therefore it is obligatory upon me to clarify the greatness of this affair and its dangerous (consequences). There is no doubt that this (negligence) is a great evil and grave danger, therefore it is obligatory upon the people of knowledge to draw attention to this (affair) and warn (the people) because it is a manifest evil and it is not permissible to keep quiet about it.
[Source: Al-Muntaaz Min Rasaa’il imaam Ibn Baaz. page: 497]