Can I have the reference for this Hadith?
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“If a person hears the Adhan and does not go to the Masjid without a valid excuse, his Salah [performed alone] is not accepted. When the Sahabah asked as to what a valid excuse could be, he replied, ‘Illness or fear.'”
Imam Abu Dawud (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma).
(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 552. Also see: Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 793 and footnotes of Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah -hafizahullah- on Musannaf, Hadith: 3483)
Kindly refer to a reputable Mufti/Darul Ifta for a ruling on this issue.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar