Nothing Without a Woman

Nothing Without a Woman

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By Anisah Muhammad

What did James Brown mean when he said, “This is a man’s world, but it wouldn’t be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl?” None of what man made can equal to what the woman made because the woman acts as a Co-Creator with God to make man. All of man’s inventions can be attributed indirectly to woman because it is she who forms man in the womb. Yet, women devalue ourselves.

On October 10, 2015, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan said that the cure for cancer and other diseases would come from the womb of a female that may think she is not important. His statement is reminiscent of when the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that when you abuse a female, you abuse a nation.

As women and girls, we abuse ourselves physically and mentally, and we don’t take into consideration how the abuse of ourselves will affect our wombs, and in turn, affect the whole world who is dependent on the woman to produce out of her womb the next greatest doctor, scientist, lawyer, engineer, thinker, leader, genius and etcetera.

Look at the circumstances of Jesus’s birth. During that time, women would be stoned to death if they were found pregnant out of wedlock. What if Mary had decided that she couldn’t risk being stoned to death, that she was going to find a way to get rid of the child developing inside of her? Or what if instead of putting her trust in God, she gave up all hope? What if Mary had intoxicated herself or smoked a pack of cigarettes while she was pregnant with Jesus? If Mary had done any of the above, would Jesus have become the Christ?

Mary faced circumstances that many women today find themselves in. She trekked through her trial with Allah (God’s) help, and by His grace, she gave birth to a man that would challenge the wicked of his day.

This may be a man’s world, but it truly wouldn’t be nothing without a woman or a girl. It’s about time that we as women and girls realize our divine value in shaping the world around us so that we prepare ourselves to give birth to a great one.

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Anisah Muhammad is a 17-year-old writer based in Montgomery, AL. She is the author of the book, “Escaping the Chains” available on To read more of what she writes, visit



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