As Salaamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh.
Hazrat, allow me to seek clarification regarding Fatwa 9121907.
I understand, I am depriving myself of the reward, but my main interest each morning is discharging my furdh. On weekends/days off, I will go to the mosque.
Am, I sinful for not discharging my furdh in the mosque, is my reason valid according to the sharia’ah?
Finally, do you give fatwa based om the Hanafi madhab.
الجواب وبالله التوفيق
The issue described in your question does not constitute a valid Shar‘ai Uzr(valid excuse in the light of Islamic Shari‘ah) and missing Salah with Jamah without Shar‘ai Uzr is a sin. According to the ruling of fiqh al-Hanafi, Salah with Jamah is considered sunnat al-mo‘akkida and close to wajib. It is impermissible to leave it without a Shar‘ai Uzr and the one who leaves it on purpose is subject to ta‘zir(retribution).
والجماعۃ سنۃموکدۃ للرجال قال الزاھدی ارادوابا لتاکید الوجوب وقبل واجبہ ۔۔۔ الخ
We follow fiqh al-Hanafi and our answers are provided in the light of fiqh al-Hanafi.
واللہ اعلم بالصواب