Narrated Ibn Mas'ud: A man asked the Prophet "What deeds are the best?" The Prophet said: (1) To perform the (daily compulsory) prayers at their (early) stated fixed times, (2) To be good and dutiful to one's own parents. (3) and to participate in Jihad in Allah's Cause." [Hadith from Sahih Bukhari,Volume 9, Book 93: Oneness, Uniqueness of Allah (Tawheed), Hadith No. 625].