In his famous book The Moqaddama, Ibn Khaldoon writes that the Arabs eat camel and it makes them men of honour and vengeance. He goes on to say the Turks eat horse which gives them strength and agility; the French eat swine, which makes them bold and debauched. The tribesmen of Africa eat monkey from whom they get the muscle to dance and shake. Another great philosopher of classical times, Ibn Al Qaiyyem says different types of animals possess different characteristics, which get transferred to man when he eats them. Their meat strengthens those parts of our body, which are suited to perform some or all of the traits of these animals. In the light of these two opinions, we note that in our times we are eating a lot of chicken. May the Good Lord protect us from the habits of chicken getting into us!