Prayer is the second pillar in Islam and it is the most important one after Shahadah (testimony). Whenever a Muslim male or female reaches the age of puberty, then prayer is obligatory. In addition, Friday Prayer is also mandatory on every Muslim male who is adult, healthy, and free. Every Muslim male should strive hard to perform it on time unless something beyond his capacity disrupts that. Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) is reported to have said, “If people don’t stop abandoning the Friday Prayer, Allah may seal their hearts and they will become heedless” (Muslim). Friday Prayer could be skipped in very rare and trying situations like tiresome traveling.

Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, an Islamic scholar responded on this  issue as thus:,

“If there is no mosque in the area you are moving to, you are exempt from praying Jumu`ah; as such, there is no need for you to take time off for Jumu`ah. Therefore, you should pray Zhuhr. If, however, you find other Muslims in the area, you should get together with them and organize Jumu`ah. Jumu`ah is fard (Arabic for: obligatory according to Islamic teachings) wherever there is a settled community of Muslims. It does not have to be done in a mosque, although you should try to build one as the community evolves. `A’ishah(may Allah be pleased with her) the beloved wife of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) ordered us to build mosques in residential areas and to keep them clean and well-scented.”

Having said this, however, I must also point out: If you are unable to prayJumu`ah on a regular basis, you should try your best to get in touch with a nearby Muslim community and participate in its activities whenever possible. Otherwise, you my lose touch with Islam. The Prophet ( peace and blessings be upon him) said,  Hold fast to the community; for remember the wolves prey on the isolated sheep!”

So do your best to practice Islam in the given situation you are in, and ask forgiveness of Allah. Allah says, [Fear Allah as best as you can] (At-Taghabun 64:16). [Allah does not charge a soul with more than it can bear] (Al-Baqarah 2:286).