Assalamu 'alaikum wa rahmatullah,
I just wanted to know about how to deal with this kind of situation:
Usually, if I am in a madrasah or masjid for some reason and jamah is going I will join in. Sometimes I don't join in and nobody usually says anything. Sometimes if I hear a letter wrongly pronounced I repeat the prayer...(I am not sure to what degree the Tajweed should be). Now, I have never had this issue but today I was somewhere and dhuhr jamah time came in. I was not sure whether the recitation would be okay nor did I know whether the imam had intended for the sisters as well (as this was just a pure one off as we just happened to be there) so I intended to pray by myself. After the salah was over I was questioned by the sisters as to why I didn't join in, for fear of fitnah I don't argue and usually nobody questions why, but today somebody did. They told me when a jamaah is going on it is better to join it. So now I am kind of confused. Is it better for a sister to pray in jamaah if it is going on and that not to join the congregation is offensive? If my teachers do jamaah while in madrasah I pray behind them because I know they know we are there and that I can trust them. If we have to pray alone for some reason nobody says anything over there.
So, can a sister pray by herself while a congregation is going on and will it be worse than praying in the congregation?