The term Abrahamic religion groups together three of the major religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) due to their historical coexistence and competition; it refers to Abraham, a character mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, the Christian Bible and the Quran, and is used to show the similarities between these religions and contrast them with Indian religions, Iranian religions and religions of Asia Eastern (although other religions and belief systems may also refer to Abraham). 


Abrahamic religious festivals

Holidays of the month

  • July 1, 2024 (1 event)

    July 1, 2024

    Today, Christians celebrate the Feast of the Precious Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Blood of Christ is the blood that escaped from the wounds of Jesus Christ during the Crucifixion. In Christianity, this blood is present during communion, in different ways depending on the various confessions. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #July 1 #Christ #SBloodOfChrist

  • July 4, 2024 (1 event)

    July 4, 2024

    Today, the Portuguese commemorate the death of Elizabeth of Aragon or Portugal at the Poor Clare convent. A legendary queen and beloved by her people, she is a symbol of charity and dedication to her country. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #4July #portugal #ElizabethOfPortugal

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  • July 8, 2024 (1 event)

    July 8, 2024

    Today, the Northern Orthodox (kyiv Rus) celebrate Saint Peter and Fevronia. It celebrates the patron saints of marriage and the family, as well as the symbols of love and fidelity. On this day it was common to go to church, where people asked for family love and grace. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #8July #fevronia

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  • July 9, 2024 (1 event)

    July 9, 2024

    Today, Catholics celebrate Our Lady of Peace. The origins of the holiday come from France in the 15th century CE. A certain Jean de Joyeuse offered the statue as a wedding gift to his young wife, Françoise e Voisins. The statue was known as the Virgin of Joyeuse and became a family heirloom and then of the Franciscan Church. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #9July #notredamedaix

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  • July 11, 2024 (1 event)

    July 11, 2024

    Today, Christians commemorate Benedict of Nursia, Saint Benedict. He is considered by Catholics and Orthodox as the patriarch of Western monks, thanks to his rule which had a major impact on Western monasticism and even medieval European civilization. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #July 11 #saintbenoit

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  • July 15, 2024 (1 event)

    July 15, 2024

    Today, the Italians celebrate Saint Rosalie said of Palermo. In 1624, the plague broke out in Palermo. Rosalie appeared to a dying woman who was saved by drinking water from the grotto of Mount Pellegrino and to whom the saint revealed the location of her relics. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #15July #sainterosalia #palermo

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  • July 16, 2024 (3 events)

    July 16, 2024

    Today, Muslims begin the Ashura fast. This day commemorates Moses' crossing of the Red Sea. Among the Shiites, this day also marks the massacre of Imam Hussein by the Umayyad Caliphate in 680. #mythology #myth 1TP5Legend #calendar #ashura #achura #islam

    July 16, 2024

    Today, the people of Jersey celebrate Saint Helier. He was sent to the island because the inhabitants were asking for help against pirate attacks. Hélier settled on a rock in the bay of Saint-Aubin from where he could see the sails of the pirates' ships in the distance and could signal the inhabitants to run away. After thirteen years of prayers and miracles, pirates seized the hermit and beheaded him. According to legend, the saint took his head in his hands and the terrified pirates fled. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #July 16 #Helier #Jersey

    July 16, 2024

    Today, the Carmelites (Christian order) celebrate Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Highly venerated among sailors, Our Lady of Mount Carmel has been declared patroness of several countries, as well as the navy (military) and sometimes the countries' armed troops. This devotion is also sometimes linked to prayer for the “souls in purgatory”. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #July 16 #Carmel #NotreDame

  • July 20, 2024 (1 event)

    July 20, 2024

    Today, many practitioners of the Abrahamic belief (including Christians) celebrate Elijah. Prophet of Israel from the 9th century BCE, his ministry took place in the kingdom of Israel after the death of Solomon. He is the prophet of YHWH, God of Israel, facing the god of the Canaanites, Baal, of whom the queen of Israel Jezebel became the ardent missionary. He performs many miracles before flying into the heavens in a whirlwind. He is also, according to the biblical prophets, notably Malachi, the herald of the Messiah of the end of times. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #Lily #July 20

  • July 21, 2024 (1 event)

    July 21, 2024

    Today, Russian Orthodox celebrate Our Lady of Kazan. The icon is very important to the Russian Church, it dates from 1572. The young Matrona Onoutchina, a little girl from Kazan, after the fire of the city in 1579, saw in a dream the Mother of God who showed her where there was a icon representing her which had been lost. She is the symbol of Russian resistance and combativeness. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #Kazan #July 21

  • July 22, 2024 (1 event)

    July 22, 2024

    Today, Christians celebrate Mary Magdalene. The Fathers of the Church emphasize his role as the first witness to the Resurrection. She is therefore designated as the apostle of the apostles by Hippolytus of Rome. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #July 22 #mariemadeleine

  • July 25, 2024 (1 event)

    July 25, 2024

    Today, Catholics celebrate Saint James of Zebedee, says the Major. According to The Golden Legend of Jacques de Voragine, Jacques left with a few disciples for Spain. With Peter and his brother Andrew, James is therefore one of the very first disciples of Jesus. Synoptic tradition makes him one of the three principal apostles. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #July 25 #SaintJacques

  • July 27, 2024 (1 event)

    July 27, 2024

    Today, Catholics celebrate Clement of Ohrid. He was the most illustrious disciple of Cyril and Methodius and he is often associated with the creation, and especially the propagation, of the Glagolitic and Cyrillic alphabets. He is considered the first bishop of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #July 27 #clementdohrid

  • July 28, 2024 (2 events)

    July 28, 2024

    Today, the Orthodox commemorate the Baptism of the Rus. It refers to the landmark event of the mass baptism of the people of kyiv in 988, when Grand Prince Vladimir accepted Orthodox Christianity as the religion of his lands. The event, as recorded in the Primary Chronicles, has been considered the turning point in the introduction of Christianity among the Eastern Slavs. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #July 28 #Orthodoxy #Kiev

    July 28, 2024

    Today, the people of the Faroe Islands celebrate Ólavsøka. The literal meaning is "Olaf's Vigil", originating from the death of Saint Olaf at the Battle of Stiklestad in 1030. Vøka comes from the Old Norse Vaka, which was a religious celebration which always lasted two days. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #Olaf #Faroe #July 28

  • July 29, 2024 (1 event)

    July 29, 2024

    Today, Scandinavians celebrate Olsok, Saint Olaf. King Olaf II Haraldsson of Norway is remembered as Rex perpetuus Norvegiae, the Eternal King of Norway. July 29 is traditionally the date of King Olaf's death at the Battle of Stiklestad, north of Nidaros (Trondheim), Norway, in 1030. King Olaf's martyrdom at Stiklestad appears to have contributed decisively to the establishment of Christianity throughout the Norwegian nation. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #Olaf #July 29 #Norway

  • July 31, 2024 (2 events)

    July 31, 2024

    Today, the Armenian Church celebrates the 12 minor prophets. From the 8th to 4th centuries BCE, they are part of the Tanakh and the Old Testament. The Books include both autobiographical and biographical texts and oracles. First come the prophets dated from the beginning of the Assyrian period: Hosea, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah and Micah; Joel and part of the beginning of Amos. We can also find in Amos and Joel a description of an invasion of locusts. Next come the prophets set at the end of the Assyrian period: Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah. Next come those set in the Persian period: Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi, although some scholars date "Second Zechariah" to the Hellenistic era. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #July 31 #12Little Prophets

    July 31, 2024

    Today, Christians celebrate Ignatius of Loyola. Ignatian spirituality is one of the main sources of religious introspection and vocational discernment in Catholicism. At the head of the Jesuits, he became an ardent promoter of the Tridentine reform, also called the Counter-Reformation. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #31July #SaintIgnatius

Cultural areas of Abrahamic religions

Jewish tradition claims that the twelve tribes of Israel are descended from Abraham through his son Isaac and his grandson Jacob, whose sons formed the nation of Israelites in Canaan; Islamic tradition claims that twelve Arab tribes known as the Ishmaelites are descended from Abraham through his son Ishmael in the Arabian Peninsula.

Christianity dates back to the 1st century as a sect of Judaism initially led by Jesus. His disciples considered him the Messiah, as in Peter's Confession; after his crucifixion and death, they came to view him as God incarnate, who had been resurrected and would return at the end of time to judge the living and the dead and create an eternal Kingdom of God.

In the 1st century AD, under the Apostles of Jesus of Nazareth; Christianity spread widely after being adopted by the Roman Empire as its state religion in the 4th century AD. The apostle Paul interpreted the role of Abraham differently from the Jews of his day. While to the Jews Abraham was seen as a loyal monotheist in a polytheistic environment, Paul celebrates Abraham as a man who found faith in God before adhering to religious law. Unlike Judaism, adherence to religious law is associated with idolatry.

Islam is based on the teachings of the Quran. Although it considers Muhammad to be the Seal of the Prophets, Islam teaches that every prophet preached Islam, since the word Islam literally means submission, the main concept preached by all prophets. Although the Quran is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims believe to be a revelation from God, other Islamic books considered to be revealed by God before the Quran, mentioned by name in the Quran are:

 * the Tawrat (Torah) revealed to the prophets. and messengers among the children of Israel (Bani Israil), the Zabur (Psalms) revealed to Dawud (David) and the Injil (the Gospel) revealed to Isa (Jesus). The Quran also mentions that God revealed the scrolls of Abraham and the scrolls of Moses.

The relationship between the Islamic and Hebrew scriptures and the New Testament differs significantly from the relationship between the New Testament and the Tanakh. While the New Testament draws heavily on the Tanakh and interprets its text in light of the foundations of the new religion, the Quran only alludes to various Tanakh stories and biblical writings, but remains independent of both, focusing on establishing a monotheistic message by using the stories of the prophets in a decentralized religious environment.

In the 7th century AD, Islam was founded by Muhammad in the Arabian Peninsula; it spread widely during the first Muslim conquests, shortly after his death. Islam understands its form of "Abrahamic monotheism" as preceding both Judaism and Christianity, and in contrast to Arab henotheism.