Every Muslim male should be dedicated to performing Friday Jumu`ah Prayer at its appointed times because not performing the Friday Prayer without any valid excuse is a serious sin in Islam. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) is reported to have said, “If people don’t stop abandoning the Friday Prayers Allah may seal their hearts and they will become heedless.” (Muslim).
Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, states the following: “The Prophet is referred to a person who deliberately absents himself from the Jumu`ah in many hadiths and it did not refer to situations when because of circumstances beyond his control he could not attend the Jumu`ah. For Allah does not burden anyone with what is beyond his or her ability to endure.
The lessons we should learn from such hadiths is: We must never skip the Jumu`ah wilfully out of apathy or neglect. How can we, when Jumu`ah is an obligation placed on us by Allah? It has tremendous spiritual and social benefits.
So, ask forgiveness of Allah if you have skipped the Jumu`ah deliberately in the past and make a determination never to do so in the future. Allah is indeed Forgiving and Merciful.”