The three most well-known Abrahamic religions are Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. However, there are others too, like the Bahá’í Faith. These religions are called Abrahamic because they believe in one God that is said to have revealed himself to Abraham. They have all interpreted this God in their own way. According to Judaism, the one God is called Yahweh, who made a covenant with Abraham to bless his faithful descendants. They do not believe that the Messiah has come yet. Jewish traditions include the bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah, coming of age ceremonies for Jewish boys and girls (respectively). According to Christianity, Jesus Christ was the son of God, the Messiah who sacrificed himself for humankind. Traditions in Christianity include holy sacraments like baptism, in which a person is marked with holy water to join the Christian community. According to Islam, the one God is called Allah and Muhammad is believed to have been his messenger. Traditions in Islam include Salat (also spelled Salah), praying five times a day and the Hajj, the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca.
The Abrahamic religious traditions have had profound impacts on society and culture. For instance, stereotypes and misunderstandings regarding religious people have led to hate crimes and xenophobia around the world. Political discrimination and violent events like the Holocaust are proof of this. These religions have also influenced architecture and art around the world. For example, Catholic churches tend to have elaborate decorations because Catholics believe that decorating their churches is a way of honoring God. This is why a lot of political figures used to invest a lot of money in building elaborate churches. This also typically became a political competition of sorts, like in places like the Italian-City states who tried to out-do each other with their religious architecture.