Science has now conclusively established that “we are what we eat”. By analysing the cell structure of a skeleton recently discovered in England, scientists will find out which part of Africa this person came from.
This they will be able to do so because of how cells of a body develop depends on what we eat.
Islam believes that this body is a shell for the soul just like an egg-shell is a shell for the egg-yoke etc..
If the egg-shell is treated in a certain way its contents develop into a chicken. We believe the same is true of the human soul. How the soul develops depends on what we do to its shell, the body, and how the body develops depends on what we eat.