Abrahamic religions

category of religions considered as coming from the legacy of Abraham
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An Abrahamic religion is a religion whose followers believe in the prophet Abraham. They believe Abraham and his sons/grandsons hold an important role in human spiritual development. The best known Abrahamic religions are Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Smaller religious traditions sometimes included as Abrahamic religions are Samaritanism, Druze, Rastafari, Babism and Bahá'í Faith. Mandaeism (a religion that holds many Abrahamic beliefs) is not called Abrahamic because its followers think Abraham was a false prophet. Christians go to churches, Jews go to synagogues, and Muslims go to mosques.

Symbols of the three largest Abrahamic religions: the Jewish Star of David, the Christian cross, and the star and crescent used to represent Islam.

True Abrahamic religions are monotheistic (the belief that there is only one God). They also all believe that people should pray to God and worship God often. Among monotheistic religions, the Abrahamic religions have the world's largest number of followers.

Religions change

Religion Founded in Claims descend from Central symbol Central scripture Central figure Adherents Population
Christianity 1st century CE Isaac and Joseph Christian cross Christian Bible Jesus Christians 2.4 billion
Islam 7th century CE Ishmael Star and crescent Quran Muhammad Muslims 1.9 billion
Judaism 20th–18th century BCE Isaac and Joseph Star of David Tanakh Moses Jews 14 million
Bahá'í Faith 19th century CE Keturah's children 9-pointed star Aqdas Bahá'ullah Baha'is 10 million
Druze 11th century CE Ishmael Druze star Hikmah Hamza Muwahhidun 5 million
Samaritanism 20th–18th century BCE Isaac and Joseph Pentetuch Moses Samaritians 820 followers
Rastafari 20th century C.E Haile Selassie Lion of Judah Christian Bible Haile Selassie Rastas 700,000