So the word salat is mentioned here three times. Does this verse or any other in the Quran describe what has to be done at the 'salat' times so we can know/define what salat is? If birds and all in the heavens do salat, if shadows do sujood, if multiple homes at one time are turned into qiblas, etc, then something other than physical ritual prayer is being described and defined for us but we choose to ignore this in favour of our ancestral traditions.
24:56 So, (O Believers) establish and consolidate the Divine System, set up the Economic Order of Zakaat, and obey the Messenger, so that you may flourish.
[La’allakum turhamoon = Literally, so that you may attain mercy = That you may flourish as the embryo flourishes in the mother’s womb. Rahm = Womb. Obey the Messenger = The eternal Messenger now is the Qur’an]
24:57 And think not that the rejecters can escape on earth. Their ultimate abode will be Fire, and it is indeed a miserable end.
24:58 (Your social mannerism begins at home.) O You who have chosen to be graced with belief! Let your servants and children who have not yet come of age ask your permission before coming in to see you on three occasions: Before you engage in your assignments at dawn, at noon when you are resting with light clothes, and after you have completed your assignments at night. These are your three times of privacy. At other times it is not wrong for you or for them to move about freely, attending to one another. In this way, God makes clear to you the revelations. God is Knower, Wise.
24:59 And when the children among you come of age, let them ask permission, like those who became adults before them asked permission. Thus God makes His revelations clear for you. God is Knower, Wise. [24:27, 24:58]