by Lola Muhammad
The woman is such an interesting figure that her makeup is biologically created to be a vessel for bringing forth life. As a woman, I am still in awe at the responsibility, yet blessing, of being a mother of civilization. Being so fascinated by this, I increased my studies in the woman.
During my study, I came across an article from the “Unveiling the Number 19” series written by Mother Tynnetta Muhammad (May Allah be pleased with her) titled: “Words of The Honorable Elijah Muhammad” published in 2009. In this article, Mother Tynnetta states that she was instructed by the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, by way of a dream, to teach the sisters about the Sun.
She went further, noting the representation of the Sun in connection to the woman as, “her exquisite power of production in giving birth to life and all its forms and in the creation of new civilizations and worlds.”
This prompted me to dive more into the Sun to learn and understand the astronomical and spiritual makeup of the woman. The makeup of the Sun immediately caught my attention. The Sun is made up of roughly 75 percent hydrogen and 25 percent helium. This reminded me of a lecture from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, from his series “How to Give Birth to a God.”
In this lecture, Minister Farrakhan states, “The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that 75 percent of his work was with the woman, only 25 percent with the man—because when you teach a man, you teach an individual, but when you teach a woman, you teach a nation. When you reform a man, you only reform an individual, but when you reform a woman, you reform a nation. So, how important are you, Sisters, to the future of Black people? How should you look upon yourselves and how should we, as men, look upon a woman?”
Could there be a connection between 75 percent of the work being with the woman and 75 percent of the Sun being made up of hydrogen? What about 25 percent of the problem being with the man and the Sun being made up of 25 percent helium? The chemical symbol for helium on the Periodic Table is “He,” which is identical to the pronoun for a man, “he.”
Mother Tynnetta Muhammad further mentioned that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us that Allah (God) fashioned “Himself out of darkness or the dark womb of space, he proclaimed this production to the second part of Himself as the female aspect of his own creation” and honored the entire universe after her. This led me to study what the Sun produces: energy.
How is energy viewed in physics? According to “The Physics Hypertextbook” (G. Elert, 2022), “A system possesses energy if it has the ability to do work. Energy is transferred or transformed whenever work is done.” Is it by mere chance that 75 percent of the work is with us and yet, the Sun’s energy is based on the work it is doing?
In addition to these similarities, one can also notice a relationship between the nine planets which orbit the sun in relation to the nine months a baby is created and nurtured in the womb of a woman, as taught by the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad. This relationship extends to the solar rotation, which, at its equator is an average of 28 days. This is also the average length of a woman’s menstrual cycle.
The connection between the woman and the Sun bears witness to The Creator’s intentional design of her. Being a source of light and warmth in the physical sense from the Sun and spiritual sense from the woman, both are key to nourishment and growth of livelihood. The magnitude that the Sun has as being “so life-giving,” as described by the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad in the book, “The Flag of Islam,” and the magnitude of the woman being a co-producer of life shows not only a biological role, but also an astronomical link in importance to Allah (God) and His Creations.
Sister Lola Muhammad has been a member of the Nation of Islam since 2009 and attends the Study Group in Minneapolis. She is a wife, homeschooling teacher for her children, and Ph.D. student. Sister Space is devoted to amplifying the voices of women as well as telling their stories and highlighting their accomplishments. We welcome your ideas and submissions. Please send any material to [email protected].