Because of my schedule I am a bit late to respond to Br. Jawaid in the thread listed under the subject name. I am moving this thread up the list.
Br. Jawaid quoted the verse 2:185 and then wrote this: “Where are the rules for the prayer ritual in the Quran? They are not there so there is no Quranic understanding for salat to be a namaz prayer.”
After having failed to make “salat = following closely”, Br. Jawaid is now moving to plan B, i.e. to question God about the rules of Salat. To be on the same page, I ask Br. Jawaid, first define what is meant by “rules.” Then, answer the following questions:
1. What are the “rules” related to Saum ritual in 2:185?
2. What rules should have been covered (but are not covered) related to Salat?