Sayyidina ‘Amr bin Murah Juhani radiAllaahu anhu reports that a man came to the Holy Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam and said, “O Messenger of Allah! Please tell me if I testify that there is no deity save Allah and no doubt you are Allah’s messenger, and I also say the five prayers, pay zakat, observe the fasts of Ramadan and also engage in devotions in it [during Ramadan], in which group of men will I be?” His Holiness sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam said, “Among the Siddiq and the martyrs.”
Ah…that sounds so simple, does it not? Just attend to our five basic pillars, and we will be in such fine company…of course, it never really is that simple; there is that tiny little matter of true and utter sincerity. May we strive for it and achieve it, inshaAllah.