I have been doing some study in recent times of Islam, based around the idea of how we as Christians reach out to muslimes with Jesus. The question that I have is that the Five Pillars of Islam are the Fundamentals of Islam. How do we resond to this teaching with Christian teaching? For starters could we say that there is no God but Yahweh, yet Yahweh could be translated in Arabic Allah? In summary, the practices are: The Testimony that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is his messenger. Establishing of the five daily Prayers (Salah). The Giving of Zakaah (charity), which is generally 2.5% of the yearly savings for a rich man working in trade or industry, and 10% or 20% of the produce for agriculturists. This money or produce is distributed among the poor. And 25% of found treasure such as non gambling lottery and every precious items found by someone. Refraining from eating, drinking and having sex from dawn to dusk in the month of Ramadan (Sawm). The Pilgrimage (Hajj) to Mecca during the month of Zul Hijjah, which is compulsory once in a lifetime for one who has the ability to do it. Some Muslims, mainly belonging to the sect of the Khawarij, hold that there is a sixth pillar of Islam, jihād (جهاد), literally meaning "struggle" or "combat", but usually understood to refer to holy war, but this is probably a misunderstanding in some cases. While jihād is widely considered a duty of Muslims, the view that it is one of the pillars is not shared by most theologians.