Islam is more than a religion it is a way of life.
The very esscence of islam is prayer as it is an unique relationship with Allah. One can not be a Muslim without belief (iman) in Allah, his book: the Quran and the hereafter. Charity is also a very important part of Islam as it teaches that one should not be greedy and that one should donate 2.5% of their annual earnings. Fasting is part of a muslims life for one month a year as it teaches one to not take things for granted and to appreciate how lucky they are. Hajj is an obligation to every Muslim once in his/her lifetime. It is the largest gathering of Muslims to seek peace in the world. Islam is not understood by the majority of the world as it is associated with war, extremests and death. This is not true as if one studied islam they would see it for what it really is: The true religion.
Jewish people do not believe in the the Quran or the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) but Muslims on the otherhand belive in Moses and Abraham and the Jewish scriptures.