Peace Man Of Faith.
I agree that"salat" can mean different things in different verses. That is not the issue!
I can see where the problem arises if we took"salat" to mean rirual prayer across all the Qoran.
However there are many verses where" Aquimu, Qumtum, Aquamta,Aquimi.. salat can only mean prayer!!!! This is what I am saying.
RED: can you give an example where "Aquimu, Qumtum, Aquamta,Aquimi.. salat " can only mean prayer?
There are other verses where "salatuka, salatuhum,.." on its own can also mean prayer.
Example:(If you do not agree with the translation use your own...)
Say, "Call Him God, or call Him Most Gracious; whichever name you use, to Him belongs the best names." You shall not utter your Salat too loudly, nor secretly; use a moderate tone.
قُلِ ادعُوا اللَّهَ أَوِ ادعُوا الرَّحمٰنَ أَيًّا ما تَدعوا فَلَهُ الأَسماءُ الحُسنىٰ وَلا تَجهَر بِصَلاتِكَ وَلا تُخافِت بِها وَابتَغِ بَينَ ذٰلِكَ سَبيلًا
I hope that clarifies for you.
GOD bless you
BLUE: If you take sallaat as the ritual prayer (thus the whole ritual), then what is a loudly sallaat (remember it's talking about the whole sallaat not only voice)?