This expression - called FITRA/HANIFin Arabic - is repeated hundreds of times in the Quran and Ahadith without actually telling the reader what it really is.
Abraham did not have a religion but a relationship/ friendship with God.
The Biblical Abraham practiced no rites, no prayers, no rituals, no fetishes, no Qibla, no prostrations, no pilgrimage, no circumambulation of any 'holy' place but only obedience to the guidance of the Almighty.
Most important of ALL, he did not even know a god with the name of Allah.
After all, the God of the Hebrews and of Israel has no name.
In fact, the Torah always speaks of
" The God of Abraham,
the God of Isaac and
the God of Jacob"
but NEVER once mentioning a name - especially not Allah - and not once saying
" the God of Ishmael".
All the acts attributed to Abraham in the Quran are false - not mentioned in the
Bible - but represent Muhammad's own pagan traditions which he transferred to Abraham - as part and parcel of Muhammad's Narcissism: Projective Identification
- so that it would make him look holy.
In fact, the Torah has no concept or even a word denoting religion.
There are Muhammadan traditions - not one of which is based on fact - that Abraham'salleged 'religion' is based on only FIVEor sometimes TEN very simple practices.
2: 130And who turns away from the religion of Abraham[Millati] but such as debase their souls with folly? Him We chose and rendered pure in this world: and he will be in the Hereafter in the ranks of the righteous
*** Also in 2:135; 3:95 ***
Al-Muwatta Hadith Hadith 49.3
Sunna of the Fitra
Yahya related to me from Malik from Said ibn Abi Said al-Maqburi from his father that Abu Hurayra said, "There are five things from the fitra:
cutting the nails,
trimming the moustache,
removing the hair from the armpit,
shaving the pubic region and
Al-Muwatta Hadith Hadith 49.4
Sunna of the Fitra
Yahya related to me from Malik from Yahya ibn Said that Said ibn al-Musayyub said, "Ibrahim, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was the first to give hospitality to the guest and the first person to be circumcised and the first person to trim the moustache and the first person to see grey hair. He said, 'O Lord! What is this?' Allah the Blessed, the Exalted, said, 'It is dignity, Ibrahim.' He said, 'Lord, increase me in dignity!' "
Yahya said that he had heard Malik say, "One takes from the moustache until the edge of the lip appears, that is the rim. One does not cut if off completely so that one mutilates oneself."
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 6.232Narrated byAbu Huraira
Allah's Apostle was presented with two cups one containing wine and the other milk on the night of his night journey at Jerusalem. He looked at it and took the milk. Gabriel said, "Thanks to Allah Who guided you to the Fitra (i.e. Islam); if you had taken the wine, your followers would have gone astray."
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 6.298Narrated byAbu Huraira
Allah's Apostle said, "No child is born except on Al-Fitra (Islam) and then his parents make him Jewish, Christian or Magian, as an animal produces a perfect young animal: do you see any part of its body amputated?" Then he recited:
"The religion of pure Islamic Faith (Hanifa),(i.e. to worship none but Allah), The pure Allah's Islamic nature with which He (Allah) has created mankind. Let There be no change in Allah's religion (i.e. to join none in Allah's worship). That is the straight religion; but most of men know not..." (30.30)
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 7.776Narrated byIbn Umar
The Prophet said, "To get the moustaches cut short is characteristic of the Fitra."
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 7.777Narrated byAbu Huraira
Allah's Apostle said, "Five practices are characteristics of the Fitra:
shaving the pubic region,
clipping the nails and
cutting the moustaches short."
*** I count only FOUR ***
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 8.312Narrated byAbu Huraira
The Prophet said "Five things are in accordance with Al Fitra (i.e. the tradition of prophets): to be circumcised, to shave the pelvic region, to pull out the hair of the armpits, to cut short the moustaches, and to clip the nails."
*** Reading all the above gibberish, shows an alleged 'religion' totally bereft of any spirituality, religiosity or intellect ***