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It is not an Excuse for abandoning the Friday Prayer
Question:

My foot was injured in an accident and when I go to the Friday prayer in the mosque, I cannot bend my leg, which I believe causes annoyance to the other worshippers. Is it permissible for me to perform it with my family at home?
Answer:

The legal texts show that the Friday prayer is an obligation on every Muslim man, when its conditions are met. And he is not relieved of the responsibility for it, unless one of those conditions is not met. And since the questioner confirms that he actually offers the prayer in the mosque, in congregation, and that the thing which prevents him from doing so is his belief that his inability to bend his leg causes annoyance to some of the worshippers, then this is not an excuse for not offering the Friday prayer in congregation, since he is truly able to perform it and since he can overcome this difficulty by standing behind the row, or by standing at the end of the row, or by any other means. And Allaah knows best.

Permanent Committee for Research and Verdicts
Fatawa Islamiyah Vol. 2 Page 476
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