Abrahamic religion

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

An Abrahamic religion is a religion whose followers believe in the prophet Abraham and his sons/grandsons to 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, Yazidi, Babism, Bahá'í Faith. Mandaeism, a religion holding many Abrahamic beliefs, isn’t categorized as one due to them believing Abraham was a false prophet

True Abrahamic religions are monotheistic (relating to or characterized by the belief that there is only one God). They also all believe that people should pray to and worship God often. Throughout monotheistic religions, the Abrahamic religions have the world's largest number of followers. They are also all ethical monotheistic religions meaning they have a certain set of rules that they have to follow.