Page 105. " Hinduism "

Padma’s religion is the major and indigenous faith of southern Asia. Often referred to as “the oldest living religion”, it has no sole founder and grew from diverse roots, including the Vedic religion of Iron Age India. Hinduism is rich with yogic traditions and encompasses a wide spectrum of moral ideas based around the concept of karma.

There are myriad Hindu texts, the most important being the Vedas. The Bhagavad Gītā, a treatise from the Mahābhārata, spoken by Krishna, is also a key text.

Hinduism has a billion followers worldwide, making it the world’s third largest religion after Christinity and Islam.

Page 122. " Abraham "

According to the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament, Abraham was the patriarch of the Israelites, Ishmaelites, Edomites and the Midianites.

The Islamic, Christian and Jewish religions are referred to as “Abrahamic” owing to his dominant patriarchal position in their holy texts.

To Jews and Christians, Abraham is the father of the Israelites. For Muslims, he is a prophet and ancestor of Mohammed.