‘Offering Friday prayer has been made
obligatory on everyone who believes in Allāh and in the Last Day, with the exception of the sick, the traveler, women, children and slaves, because they have their constraints.’
Allāh says that when you are called to the Friday prayer, do not show any kind of laxity. Immediately come for the prayer, no
matter how busy you are. Even if it is the peak business hour and neglecting business affairs could result in a loss of millions, you should not care about that and come to the mosque; because attending the mosque
and offering prayer and listening to the Sermon of the Imām is a million times better than your worldly pursuits. But only those who possess knowledge and wisdom can comprehend this. Allāh says that when the Friday prayer is finished, you are free to go and busy yourself in your worldly affairs and trade, and God will bless what you do.
(Extracts from Friday Sermons of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V (aba))