Narrated by Abi Abdul Rahman Abdullah Ibnu Umar bin al-Khattab r.a he said, I heard that the messenger of the God, Muhammad s.a.w said, Islam is built on five which are witnessing that there is no gods except the God and Muhammad is the messenger of the God and performing salat services and performing purification of properties and pilgrimage to the House and fasting a full month of Ramadan. Hadith reported by Bukhari and Muslim.
Islam is built on five matters...
Those who perform the five pillars of Islam and performing all of their requirements, his nature and religion is counted as perfect as a house which is built complete with its pillars and all of its necessities. Hence, the house which is not perfectly built due to the lack of necessities and pillars is equated to a person who does not adhere to requirements of the pillars of religion. Said the messenger of the God, Muhammad s.a.w “the salat services are pillars of the divine law of life, those who leave it, his divine way of life is in disaster.”
The five pillars of religion is the basis where Islam and the nature were re-established. Other religious works are decorations for the building (religion). There is a mention a hadith about faith has more than 70 sub-branches. However, its highest pillar is the statement with oral and heart statement of “there is no gods except the God.” The lowest of faith is to expel thorns or obstacles from the middle of a road.
Said the noble prophet Muhammad s.a.w, and performing pilgrimage to the House and fasting a full month of Ramadan is only at the statement but the first obligation to be performed by every sane Muslims is the fasting of lunar month, Ramadan. In other narrations, obligation to fast is being mentioned first.
Allahumma salli 'alaa Muhammad wa 'alaa aali Muhammad. Sealed with prayers for mercy, peace, and love, amin!