This is another article in the chapter Enormities from the classical manual on Sharia called Reliance of the Traveller. The articles are posted one by one in the order they are given in the book.
p73.0 FORGOING THE FRIDAY PRAYER TO PRAY ALONE
p73.1 The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said:
(I) ”I’ve considered having a man lead people at prayer and going myself to those who hang back from attending the Friday prayer to burn their houses down upon them.”
(2) “Going to the Friday prayer is obligatory for every male who has reached puberty.”