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The Abrahamic religions, are a group of Semitic-originated religious groups of faith. They claim their lineage from the Judaism of the ancient Israelites. They all worship the God of Abraham. The Abrahamic religions are monotheistic. Abraham is a major biblical figure from The Old Testament, which is recognized by Jews, Christians and Muslims. All three Abrahamic religions were saved from extinction by Africa and African rulers in several critical stages of their growths.

Africa rescues Jacob and his children from starvation

Jacob and his family

Jacob later given the name Israel, is regarded as a Patriarch of the Israelites. According to the Book of Genesis, Jacob was the third Hebrew progenitor with whom God made a covenant. He is the son of Isaac and Rebecca, the grandson of Abraham, Sarah and Bethuel. He was the nephew of Ishmael, and the younger twin brother of Esau. Jacob had twelve sons who would later become the 12 tribes of Israel.

There was a severe famine in the Middle East like none other that lasted seven years. The famine was so severe that nations were left paralyzed. Word out was that Egypt was the only prospering kingdom. Joseph, the son of Jacob was the governor of all Egypt during this famine period. He told his brothers who had come to Egypt to procure food supplies that they should bring their entire family to Egypt. The brothers heeded to his advice and convinced their father Jacob to migrate to Egypt. When they arrived in Egypt the pharaoh honoured their stay. They stayed in Egypt through the famine years and beyond.

Pharoah Taharqa saves the Hebrew people from slaughter

Pharoah Taharqa

Taharqa, was a pharaoh of the Twenty-fifth Dynasty of Egypt and king of the Kingdom of Kush (present day Sudan). He reigned from 690 BC to 664 BC. In approximately 701 BCE, Sennacherib, king of Assyria, attacked the fortified cities of the Kingdom of Judah in a campaign of conquest. Sennacherib attacked Jerusalem, but failed to capture it because he was routed by Taharqa and his army. This was the only instance that Sennachreib attacked a city but failed to capture it. Furthermore, this feat as the saviour of the Hebrew people is recognised in the bible (Isaiah 37:8-9, & 2 Kings 19:8-9) .

Africa enabled the birth of Christianity

Flight into Egypt

The Gospel of Matthew (Matthew 2:13–23) and the New Testament apocrypha recounts the flight into Egypt. The flight into Egypt refers to the fleeing of Mary and infant Jesus to Egypt to escape from King Herod who was looking to kill him. King Herod was afraid that infant Jesus would threaten his throne and seeked to kill him. Before he could get to Jesus, an angel appeared to Joseph in a dream and told him to take Jesus and Mary to Egypt. Mary and Jesus then fled to Egypt. They returned from Egypt after the death of Herod.

Ethiopia ACCOMMODATES and protects Muhammed’s first followers (the Sahabahs)

Sahabahs discussing

Prophet Muhammed’s first followers seeked refuge in Ethiopia to fled persecution from the ruling Quraysh tribe of Mecca. The prophet advised his companions to fled to Ethiopia because of the affliction they faced in Mecca. Muhammed chose Ethiopia because the king would not tolerate injustice and the country was hospitable. A further illustration of the hospitality of the Ethiopian king was that he was a Christian yet he accommodated the Muslims. The companions stayed in Ethiopia till conditions were safe in Mecca.

Africa is the origin of man, the pioneer of civilization and the saviour of all Abrahamic religions. Africa is also the progenitor of the concept of monotheism. It was the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten who came up with the concept of monotheism, which is the foundation of all Abrahamic religions.

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