Dawood:May I ask you what is the “message and purpose of the Quran” in your opinion? How is this message and purpose compromised by ritual prayers?
Answer: Ritual prayer by definition is an act of worship that has no benefit except bending down to Allah when He already knows what is in your heart so you are a submitter or not, and reciting words you do not understand back to Him Who gave them TO YOU to follow!
Salat = following everything He has given us and when we do this He will Know what is in our hearts without us bending down; a practical demonstration of our real submission.
Ritual prayer=religion, Salat = Deen.