Assalam alaikum warahmatullahe wabarkatohu
Dear brothers as we are going to mosque for compulsory prayer on daily basis, but as it common true for everyone that sometimes when we go mosque then Obligatory Prayer with congregations has been over because we late and then we pray that Obligatory Prayer individually but obvious with sad mind
Because we think that we have lost reward of congregation.
But what islam says about it, does is there any reward for us because we do not late intentionally?
Let us know about that in the light of authentic teaching of Prophet Muhammed ﷺ
Narrated Abu Hurayrah:
The Prophet (saws) said: whoever performs ablution, and performs his ablution perfectly, and then goes to the mosque and finds that the people had finished the prayer (in congregation), Allah (swt) will give him a reward like one who prayed in congregation and attended it; The reward of those who prayed in congregation will not be curtailed.
Sunan Abi Dawud 564
In-book : Book 2, Hadith 174
From the above hadith we came to know that if we go mosque for compulsory prayer with full intention of praying prayer with congregation but unfortunately we missed the prayer with congregations then because of Mercy of Allah for our intention we got full reward of prayer when we prayed even individually then we got reward as it is we had prayed with congregation
May Allah guide us in his way Amin