The following hadiths says that prophet himself allowed men to pray at home when the weather conditions was adverse. But in my knowledge muslim do not follow it today. I have never heard a single call from the mosque when they would say, we can pray home and we had terrible terrible weather back home. That means continues rain for days + lots of mudd and even floods. But they would never announce one can pray home. What is the ruling? Why don't we follow the prophet?
What should be the ruling in areas where there is excessive cold and snow. It causes the same bad condition. Makes it difficult to get to the mosque + more risky because of slip/accident. Should praying at home be allowed then? Again why don't we follow it as Sunni Muslim. Is there any sect that is following it?
Once on a very cold and stormy night, Ibn 'Umar pronounced the Adhan for the prayer and then said, "Pray in your homes." He (Ibn 'Umar) added. "On very cold and rainy nights Allah's Apostle used to order the Mu'adhdhin to say, 'Pray in your homes.' "
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Al-Harith:
Ibn Abbas addressed us on a (rainy and) muddy day and when the Mu'adh-dhin said, "Come for the prayer" Ibn 'Abbas ordered him to say, "Pray in your homes." The people began to look at one another with surprise as if they did not like it. Ibn 'Abbas said, "It seems that you thought ill of it but no doubt it was done by one who was better than I (i.e. the Prophet). It (the prayer) is a strict order and I disliked to bring you out."
Ibn 'Abbas narrated the same as above but he said, "I did not like you to make you sinful (in refraining from coming to the mosque) and to come (to the mosque) covered with mud up to the knees."