"I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won; there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall." ~ Mahatma Gandhi it.
The Hebrew Bible teaches that we and our planet, the whole universe in fact were created by a single, loving, all-knowing divinity, the ONE AND ONLY GOD and that our lives are all part of a divine plan and a definite order. It is held sacred because of the belief that the prophet Mohammed (pboh) ascended to heaven from this site which is also considered to be the site where Abraham had built an altar on which he prepared to sacrifice his son Isaac.
These Ancient sacred writings start at the Creation and tell the story of God's earliest dealings with man, Notables whom God made covenants or contracts with included Adam, Noah and Abraham, "the father of many nations". The Christians of course revere it as well and this site was even sacred to ancient heathen Semitic tradition of the serpent Tahum which claims it is the intersection between the underworld and the upper world..
This belief in Animism, or the belief that divinity is in everything causes many Hindus to embrace vegetarianism.
The past actions in lives that you have led, determine the person, or animal you are and even the situation you are in today.
Karma is a very important belief and deals with our free will. This is achieved by overcoming delusion and desire and entering the enlightened state.