It sounds unbelievable that Muslims until now are still not very clear what the first order of Allah is. When a person embrace Islam what will be the first order of Allah that he or she should do. Many Muslims think that the first order of Allah is to do the five times daily solat and so whenever a person becomes a Muslim the first order that the person is asked to do is to perform five times daily solat. Is it true that the first order of Allah is to perform five times daily solat or the first order of Allah is to convey the Great Kalimah that is I bear witness there is no God except Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah to those who has not accepted the Great Kalimah.
Muslims have understood that the first pillar of Islam is only to recite the Great Kalimah only once in a lifetime. Muslims understood that once a person have recited the Great Kalimah and the recital has been witness by another Muslims then that person has already done the first pillar of Islam and he or she does not have to do it anymore until he or she dies. After reciting the Great Kalimah then the newly embraced Muslim brother or sister will be told to perform the second pillar of Islam that is to do five times daily solat every day. The second pillar of Islam is to perform five times solat everyday but the first pillar of Islam is to recite the Great Kalimah only once in a lifetimes. It seems that Muslims have to do the second pillar more than the first pillar of Islam. It does not sound logical that the first most important pillar of Islam has to be done only once in a lifetimes while the second pillar of Islam has to be done five times daily until death. It is surprising that Muslims are not questioning this seemingly illogical point in the most important principles in Islam. The five pillars of Islam are the most important basic principles in Islam. No one can become good Muslims without performing all the five pillars of Islam and the most important pillar among the five pillars is the first pillar.
When Muslims do the work of Prophets then their iman will become strong. When their iman is strong, the Muslims can obey all the orders of Allah in the ways shown by Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. The Muslims will have the behavior like Prophet Muhammad s.a.w and they will become the examples upon which the entire humanity will like to follow. When the Muslims do not do the work of Prophet, as it is now then the Muslims will have weak iman and they are not able to obey all the commandments of Allah in the ways shown by our Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. The Muslims will not have the behavior like Prophet Muhammad s.a.w and they will be look down by the entire humanity as peoples who are disgraced and humiliated. The only reason why the Muslims are in this condition is that they do not fulfill the right of the Great Kalimah when Allah the Most Merciful and Compassionate has blessed them with this Great Kalimah.
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Source : http://mthago.wordpress.com/2010/02/22/what-is-the-first-order-of-allah/