by Fudia Muhammad
In the simplest of terms, what we think, feel, see, do, eat and drink during pregnancy can potentially have a marvelous or damaging effect on our child’s entire life. Women must determine to become actively and consciously involved in their pregnancies. As the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan said, “Any woman with a womb can allow a baby to be made – because all that takes is breathing and the intake of food – but how many of us know how to make a baby?” Most of us do not and that is okay because we may have never been taught, but the future of our Nation depends on our willingness to learn.
The woman’s womb is fashioned after the womb of the Universe. The Holy Qur’an 39:6 reads, “…He (Allah) creates you in the wombs of your mothers – creation after creation – in triple darkness…” The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan said, “Every life is a witness of the self-creation of God.” So, to understand our own creation is to understand Allah’s (God’s) self-creation from the triple darkness of the womb of the Universe. If we were to sit in a small closet located in a cabin in the middle of the woods, during the dead of the night with our eyes closed; we would not be experiencing triple darkness – not even close. During the night hours, the sun is simply hidden from our direct view and we are in her shadow. But triple darkness refers to the absence of the sun, which is the source of light for the entire Universe. Triple darkness is so dark that it is actual substance. Allah (God) loves the female so much, that the only place in His vast Universe where He replicated the womb of His origin was within her – giving her the perfect laboratory and ability to produce another being like Himself.
The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches that Allah (God) created this entire Universe from nothing – just as we start out as nothing. The Holy Qur’an verifies this as the man’s sperm is referred to as ‘worthless water.’ Though Allah (God) saw nothing in the beginning, He still had the thought and vision to produce what we now know to be the Universe. He said, “Be,” and it was. The word, ‘be,’ does not mean abracadabra or hocus-pocus. ‘Be,’ activates the process of arranging atoms and molecules, which over a period of time will eventually form, Universe. The children of God have that same ability. The type of child that we wish to produce must become a thought in our mind first – a vision; then we too can say, “Be,” which will start the process. We must then actively engage and continue this process by making those vital changes which will ultimately manifest as our initial thought. The way the Universe was created was no accident; Allah (God) created exactly what He envisioned, and we can too.
The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches – after creating Himself, Allah’s (God’s) first act of creation was the female. She was here before the sun, the stars and the additional planets. He (Allah) studied Himself and produced the female from the cream or the Best part of Himself. She is the woman of God and not the woman of man. Therefore, her essence is truly divine.
The woman’s womb is God’s laboratory and the woman is God’s assistant as she co-creates with Almighty God, Allah. This wonderfully divine gift cannot be viewed casually. The fact that Allah (God) would give the woman this kind of power is proof of His inexhaustible love for the female.
Human beings are Allah’s (God’s) greatest creation. What separates us from the sun, moon, stars, mountains, the ocean and every other living creature is knowledge. Our ability to learn and to make decisions based on rationale instead of natural instincts separates us from the insects and animals. Allah (God) referred to man and woman as ‘His Glory.’ If our ability to think and reason is what separates us from all other creation in this awesome Universe, then herein lies one of the keys to giving birth to a god.
Our thoughts are so powerful that they can affect our physical make-up and call into existence our immediate reality. The type of friends we attract; our choice for a mate; the conflict and trials in our life; and our overall lifestyle, all materialized from both our conscious and subconscious thoughts. We must understand that our thoughts are not independent of our body. Emerging from our mind is who we truly are. This is why when someone is considered ‘brain dead,’ families agonize over allowing the person to live by artificial means or to discontinue life support. Our definition of living does not stop at breathing or having a heartbeat. If our brain, which houses the mind, does not function; we are NOT living.
So, what is the point? We should be careful of what we think, especially during pregnancy. Our ability to produce a god, a mental giant every time we bear a child, without missing, is largely dependent on our thoughts. We can just as easily give birth to a potential devil.
Once we learn that we are pregnant, whether that pregnancy was planned or not – if we sincerely want the baby – our initial thoughts are joyous. We are happy and excited. But if this is an unwanted pregnancy, then the first thoughts our baby receives stem from disappointment, fear, anger, frustration and perhaps denial.
The baby’s brain is the first part of his body to form. Think of the child’s brain like a blank sheet of paper and the mother has the pen. A blank sheet of paper has no importance without words, diagrams, symbols or pictures. Our thoughts and actions as an expectant mother are the means by which we write those words and images, our desires, on our baby’s brain. And whatever we write is written with permanent ink that cannot be removed unless Allah (God) actively intervenes, for He is the only One with a solution strong enough to erase what we have impressed on the baby’s developing brain.
(Sister Fudia Muhammad is a member of Muhammad Mosque No. 64 in Austin, Texas. She is married to Student Minister Robert L. Muhammad and they have been blessed with four children. Sister Fudia holds a Master’s degree in Education – she is a writer, an educator and an advocate for God-centered child-rearing. https://www.givebirthtoagod.com/)