The pillars of Islam

The first Pillar, the Shahadah, says, “There is no god but God, and Muhammad is the Messenger of God.” Since Islam regards Jews and Christians as “people of the book” – Can someone Explain whether or not you believe that Allah, El, and Jehovah (YHWH) are all the same “god” being worshipped by the three religions.

“The Way” (Dao or Tao in Chinese) is an integral part of both Confucianism and Daoism, and the word “Shinto” has “the Way” (do or to in Japanese) as part of its root, since it is “the Way of the Kami.” Buddhism has “the Middle Way” and “the Way of the Buddha Dharma.” Zoroastrianism has “the Way of Knowledge” and “the Way of (Higher) Life.” Jesus identified himself as “the Way,” and the apostle Paul said he was a follower of “the Way,” meaning the early Christian church. Islam is sometimes referred to as “The Complete Way of Life.”
Can someone please explain in detail whether or not you think it is possible that “the Way” in all of these religions shares a common origin and surprisingly common truth. Please help, thank you.

Also sorry for the long question.
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Asked Nov 20, 2011
The reason that "the way" appears in so much religious history is that they're describing their ideas and beliefs about the way one should live. There are common origins between Judaism, Christianity and Islam but the rest of the world shows very little in common with the religions that originated in the Middle East. It's more than coincidence that the differences in beliefs between people thousands of years ago are proportional to the distance between them in miles.

Answered Nov 21, 2011
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Answered Apr 20, 2017
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Answered Jun 03, 2017
Five Pillar of Islam:

1. Shahada - Faith
2. Salat - Prayer
3. Zakat - Charity
4. Sawm - Fasting
5. Hajj- Pilgrimage to Mecca

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Answered Aug 17, 2017
Edited Aug 17, 2017

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