You wrote: "Dear brother this is a loaded and rhetorical question. Such questions speak of naivety of those who utter them. I asked you time and again,
1. How do you understand if such and such words are used in such and such Way in the Quran?
2. Where do you get such an understanding? Which dictionaries, lughat, lexicons?
You made a claim in the past, root meanings of the word Salat are “following closely”. When I asked you about the source, you directed me to Br. Jawaid. Please go to that thread and respond how do you get such meanings if you think that is the Quranic use?"
Brother Dawood when we have pre-conceived meanings of a Quranic term then we are bound to miss all of its context and real meanings. Brother Jawaid has replied citing example of 2:185.
Lets see another example at 2:238-239. The topic under discussion in the context is marriage and divorce law. 2:238 says Guard your salawat and As-salatil wusta
............ حَـٰفِظُواْ عَلَى ٱلصَّلَوَٲتِ وَٱلصَّلَوٰةِ ٱلۡوُسۡطَىٰ وَقُومُواْ لِلَّهِ قَـٰنِتِينَ
and then same marriage and divorce laws continue in next verses. Now if salat = ritual prayer then its very easy to isolate 2:238-9 from the context and interpret it as a command for a ritual prayer. But if we consider what is before and after these verses then Quranic concept of salat becomes clear. Salat here has to refer the law of marriage and divorce and we are commanded to guard it. No need to fight for centuries to figure out which ritual prayer is As salatil wusta. Please reflect over all the verses about salat with the context and see how Quranic meanings of salat become clear.
Here is how Dr. Shabbir interpreted 2:238 in QXP:
"Guard your duties pertaining to the family life (221-237) and the central duty of
remaining vigilant in obeying Divine Commands. ['Salaat-il-wusta' is not 'Asr]"
You wrote: “You have to get the root meanings from some dictionaries, lexicons, etc., you cannot derive your own? If those dictionaries and lexicons don’t give you those root meanings and yet you keep claiming erroneously, what can I say to such an erroneous claim? 2:185 has nothing to do with it. If you claim Quran has some mechanism extra-lexiconic, bring it forward."
I can only say that Quran does not follow lexicons and dictionaries written long after the revelation. The revelation clarifies itself by repeated use of the terms. It uses the root meanings as were practiced before any lexicons/dictionaries ware written with coined meanings.