I normally leave for prayers at 12pm. But on a particular Friday, I was informed at 12:10pm as I was leaving that I have to be on standby due to vendor visiting my workplace and I have to provide support which will take 2 hours.

I feel bad and upset that i'm unable to attend prayers. Will I be punished for this?

Narated By Al-Ja'd ad-Damri : The Prophet (pbuh) said: He who leaves the Friday prayer (continuously) for three Friday on account of slackness, Allah will print a stamp on his heart. - Abu Dawud (Book 2, Hadith 1047)

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All perfect praise be to Allah

O you who believe (Muslims)! When the call is proclaimed for the Salât (prayer) on the day of Friday (Jumu'ah prayer), come to the remembrance of Allâh [Jumu'ah religious talk (Khutbah) and Salât (prayer)] and leave off business (and every other thing), that is better for you if you did but know![62:9]

As you already know this hadees, there are many other ahadees too. You must repent to Allah and ask for forgiveness and make promise to of trying your best in future. It is a sin and every sin has punishment, until or unless you have been forgiven by Allah for that sin. So repent and ask for forgiveness.

Besides it is a good sign you feel bad on sin and it is what is eman, when a momin do some sin, he feels like he is standing under a mountain and this mountain is going to be dropped on him any time. This is in a hadees but i don't remember complete reference. Just repent and do your best in future. Inshallah things will be fine.

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Allah knows best

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