Intellectual comments on Sam gerrans would be more constructive.
Salat=Duty=obligation to do what Allah wants=following Allah's commands. Fits every verse of Quran about salat.
Salat=namaz prayer. Have to destroy meaning of birds do salat verse, literal chins on ground becomes literal faces on ground and not idiomatic meaning etc.
Any comments on nowhere in Quran are the details of the physical namaz that are performed 5 times a day? I am talking about 'when you stand up for prayers, line up behind mulla, say these words, hands here, bend, repeat, prostrate, repeat etc'.
5 times a day and left for us to cobble verses together and abuse meaning to reverse engineer what is performed!