Dawood: Submitting mentally to God is the function of Eman. Rest all depends upon Eman. When we say following Allah, you mean following the commands of Allah in Quran. One of such commands is “do Salat.” If you don’t do Salat, then you are selectively following Allah. Period.
Answer: Brother, this is not about doing or rejecting salat, it is about understanding what salat is.
ESTABLISH salat is what the Quran says and you PERFORM namaz, there is a difference between establishing and performing.
2:43 Strive to establish the System of Salaat, and to set up the Just Economic Order in the society. And bow with others who bow to these commands. [System of Salaat = The System in which following the Divine commands is facilitated in the society]