E-Bulletin
South African National Halaal Authority
e-Bulletin
May 2008 :: Jumaad al-Ula 1429

No. 28

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Editorial : The only constant is change

We live in a rapidly changing world where the only constant is inevitable change itself. One can never hope to discover new oceans if one doesn't have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Your e-Bulletin has embraced changes and we presented our new look format in the last issue. We are grateful for the comments received and pledge to continue being of service to you in our quest to make the e-Bulletin a leader in its field, Insha-Allah.

The Noble Quran advises us in Surah 13 Verse 11 that ...

"Verily never will Allah change the condition of a people until they change what is within themselves..."

We appeal to our readers for their continued support, suggestions and criticisms. We also ask our certified plants and membership to benefit from the change by submitting your organisation profiles and product news for free insertion.

Let's catch the wave - the wave of change that is.

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ORGANISATION PROFILE

The Islamic Propagation Centre International (IPCI)

The Islamic Propagation Centre International (IPCI) founded by the late world renowned Shaikh Ahmed Deedat, is a Dawah organisation. Its mission is to make the message of Islam heard and understood in our time, and to make the Muslims a blessing unto mankind.

Based in Queen Street, Durban, the Centre amongst its many activities undertakes the following:

  1. Daily Masjid tours
  2. Comparative religion classes
  3. Classes for new Muslims
  4. Printing & Publication of the Noble Quran
  5. Production of Audio visual & DVD presentations
  6. Printing and distribution of free literature on Islam
  7. Lecture tours by world renowned scholars on Islam
  8. Seminars and Workshops
Contact Details:
Tel: 0027 (0)31 306 0026
Web: www.ahmed-deedat.co.za
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HADITH
(Sayings and Traditions of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him)

Abuu Hurayrah radhiyallaahu 'anhu narrated:

Someone sent Rasulullah sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam some meat. The leg portion was passed to him. He used to like it. He began to gnaw on it."

Commentary

Mawlana Zakariyya Kandalwi comments:

Rasulullah sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam has encouraged us to eat directly with the teeth. This aids digestsion properly and is more suitable to the body.

Reference

Ash-Shamaail lit-Tirmizi, Chapter on the curry of Rasulullah sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam.

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WINNING RECIPES

Tried and tested recipes from chefs, gourmet connoisseurs, contributors and also from kitchens of our certified plants for your culinary pleasure.

Save the information and make up your own collection of winning recipes.

A special thanks to Sister Nazmira Mayet for writing in with this recipe – Jazakumullah Khairan

TIRAMISU DESSERT

    Ingredients
  • 2 Boxes Finger Biscuits (Cuppachino)
  • 3 Large Eggs (Separated)
  • 3 tbl Spoons Castor Sugar
  • 1 tsb Vanilla Essence
  • 250ml Fresh Cream
  • 250ml Mascaponi Cheese
Method:
  1. Beat yolk, Sugar and Vanilla, until white and fluffy (use electrical beater)
  2. Add Cheese and Beat Lightly
  3. Beat Egg white until stiff
  4. Fold the Egg white to the above mixture
  5. Beeat Fresh Cream and fold lightly into the above
Coffee
  1. 400ml Boiling Water
  2. 4 tsp Coffee (Nescafe)
  3. 2 Tbl Spoon Sugar
Topping

Grated Chocolate / Flake

Dip Biscuits into Coffee and layer in dessert bowl and add the mixture and layer again, then the topping. Allow to refrigerate for at least 6 hours.

Enjoy

Do you have a recipe to share with the readers?

Send in your favourite recipe to pro-kzn@sanha.org.za and who knows, you could be our "guest chef" for a future edition of the e-Bulletin.

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KNOW ISLAM SERIES

One out of every five persons on this planet is a Muslim.  He is your neighbour, customer, supplier, employee, boss or friend.

Muslims are required to perform prayers five times a day as a direct link between themselves and God.

The preparation and prayer itself follows in the footsteps of all the earlier Prophets (Peace be upon them).

An example is removing of the shoes and performing of ablution.

Compare these instructions from the Scriptures as examples:

Removing of shoes:

  • "When he came to the Fire, a voice was uttered: O Moses! I am thy Lord, therefore put off thy shoes, for thou art in the sacred valley of Tuwa" (Holy Qur'aan 20:11-12)
  • "And God said to Moses: “Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground." (Exodus 3:5, also ACTS 7:33)

The Ablution:

  • "O you believe! When you rise up to prayer, wash your faces and your hands as far as the elbows, and wipe your heads, and wash your feet to the ankles." (Holy Quran 5:7)
  • "And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet thereafter, when they went into the tent of the congregation they washed as the Lord commanded Moses." (Exodus 40:31-32)
  • "Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them entered into the temple..." (Acts 21:26)

See our giveaway section for your free copy of the 40 page illustrated guide to the Muslim Prayer.

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I DIDN'T KNOW THAT

Interesting "bites" to whet the appetite for knowledge.

Arabic is the language of the Noble Qur'aan. It has also contributed to the development of the English language. Many an English word owes its origins to Arabic.

Aladdin:

It is a corruption of the Arabic name Alaa-uddin. It is one of the tales with a Syrian origin in the collection 1001 Arabian Nights.

Sahara:

Is an English pronunciation of the word desert in Arabic, Sahraa. The Sahara Desert in Northern Africa is the world's largest.

Mosque:

A place of worship for followers of the Islamic faith, correctly called a Masjid in Arabic. Between the 15th and 17th centuries the word evolved from Masjid to Mesquita (Spanish) and moseak, moschy, mos'keh, etc. until it was decided that the "mosquee" would be the standard imitating French, Italian and old Spanish, this then evolved to the current spelling.

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MYSTERIOUS SPICE AND ALL THINGS NICE

Your discovery column of spectacular spice, fabulous fruit, incredible ingredient, vital vegetable, marvellous mineral and vibrant vitamin.

Coffee and caffeine

Coffee is rich in caffeine, a stimulant also present in tea, chocolate, colas and some pain-relief tablets. A cup of black coffee has almost no nutritional value, though caffeine increases mental alertness, and stimulates the heart and central nervous system. Medical advice is to drink no more than six cups a day, but those with heart problems should drink less. Coffee can raise blood cholesterol levels if made by a method that extracts the oils, such as percolator or espresso. (Instant coffee or coffee that has been filtered through paper are better options.) Coffee is a diuretic, facilitating calcium excretion and increasing risks of osteoporosis. It can also act as a laxative, and may cause migraines, insomnia and palpitations.

Benefit

Can improve mental alertness

Drawbacks

  • Too much brewed or percolated coffee can raise blood cholesterol.
  • May cause insomnia
  • Excess amounts of coffee can speed up calcium loss.

Avoid

Sudden withdrawal: It can cause headaches.

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Health and Beauty

Look good - feel good. Tips for a sound mind in a sound body. We access the health bank and mint a body cleanser for you.

In keeping with the delicious tiramisu recipe in this issue, we take pleasure in sharing some 'beauty tips' using some of the same ingredients. So instead of using those expensive products that everyone else is using, try making your own. You just might find that they are better, while saving you tons of money!.

Coffee grounds
can help you rub away that unsightly cellulite. Instead of throwing away those used coffee grounds, rub them into your hips, thighs, or bottom. For extra benefit, wrap the area with plastic wrap and wait for at least 15 minutes. Take a shower and enjoy your soft, beautiful skin.

Egg whites
deliver an instant facelift. Just apply the whites directly to wrinkles and remain perfectly still until they dry. Once dry, apply your regular make-up and you’re all set to go. Another option is to mix eggs, honey, and lemon juice together for a facial mask. Leave on for 20 to 30 minutes and then rinse and apply your usual moisturizer.

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SMILE AWHILE

In the serious world of Halaal, we take this moment to bring you a smile, a chuckle or even a hearty laugh. It's therapeutic, so pass it on:

Mother's day which is celebrated on the second Sunday in May is rooted from celebration in honour of the mothers of gods in ancient civilizations and cultures.

Muslims believe that mothers hold the lofty position of being the first teachers of civilization and should be accorded the highest dignity and respect through obedience and kindness every day.

Without detracting from this principle we take a tongue-in-cheek look at what we owe our mothers.

I OWE MY MOTHER

  • My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE. "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."
  • My mother taught me RELIGION. "You better pray that will come out of the carpet."
  • My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL. "If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"
  • My mother taught me LOGIC. "Because I said so, that's why."
  • My mother taught me MORE LOGIC. "If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, You're not going to the store with me."
  • My mother taught me IRONY. "Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."
  • My mother taught me about WEATHER. "This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."
  • My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION. "Stop acting like your father!"
  • My mother taught me about RECEIVING. "You are going to get it when you get home!"
  • My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE. "If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way."
  • My mother taught me HUMOR "When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."
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30-SECOND INTERVIEW

Who's who in the world of Halaal

Name: Ahmed Abbas Hlatwayo - Mkhize - Zuma (Mawlana)

Marital Status: Married, 1 son

Education: Hafizh, Aaalim Faadil – Darul Uloom Zakariyya, Lenasia. Currently completing Matric

Other Interests: Tableegh

Services:
SANHA (GP): Theological Representative in Applications Dept
Madrasah Hidayatul Islam (Soweto) – Principal
Radio Islam – Presenter of Zulu Programme

Position: Theological Representative in Applications Department

Key Responsibility: Research and processing of applications

Message: In Suratul Asr we learn that all deeds are judged and can only be based on Imaan (faith). This Imaan cannot be achieved without mutually assisting with the truth; and mutually assisting with patience in all difficulties in the cause of Imaan

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CONTENTS

Questions & Answers

Q: Please advise if Steers sauces are Halaal.
A: Steers Sauces are certified Halaal by SANHA.


Q: Are all Pyotts biscuits Halaal?
A: Kindly note that Pyotts meat-connotated flavours are NOT approved by SANHA.


Q: Is the new KFC in Sparks Road, Durban Halaal?
A: SANHA has not certified any KFC outlet and therefore cannot comment on their Halaal status.


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Industry News

Radical Waters, the Kyalami based Activated Water Technology Company has been awarded Halaal Status. Essentially this enables Radical Waters to integrate their 'natural solutions' into highly specific food environments.

Radical Waters produces a powerful natural disinfectant and versatile detergent, which is generated through their unique ECA (Electro-Chemically Activated) devices.

Electro-chemically Activated Solutions (ECA) offers a multi-layered solution that is approved for direct contact with food and beverages without adverse effects to the final products and consequently consumers. ECA is the first product in this category to achieve this "natural" accreditation.

ECA solutions are 'rinse free', and when strategically applied to processing equipment and food products equipment, they offer a safer, faster and more effective solution to sanitization, although in some cases additional religious rules may apply.

To achieve accreditation, the ECA solutions have readily met with the strict regulations as set out by the South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA).

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Recently Certified List

SANHA certifies over 700 establishments ranging from large multi - nationals to many proudly South African enterprises including cottage industries.

We congratulate the following for being awarded the coveted SANHA Halaal Mark of Assurance:

  • Scooters Umhlanga Rocks - Restaurant; Durban, KZN
  • Everyday Snax - Snax; Overport (KZN)
  • Procorn Mills - Raw Materials; Silverton (Pretoria)
  • Executive Bakery - Bakery; Isando, Gauteng
  • Marhaba Trading - Snacks; Lenasia, Gauteng

For a detailed list of SANHA certified establishments and other queries, please email helpline@sanha.org.za

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Competition

Previous e-Bulletin 27 Competition

  • Prize: A Fantastic Hamper of Allifas products worth One Hundred Rands
  • Question: Which largest trade show in Africa will incorporate "the Halaal World" by SANHA ?
  • Answer: Africa's Big Seven
    1. Winners
    2. Hanif Khan - Cape Town
    3. Najmoon Khan - Dbn
    4. Hekhmat Currimjee - Joburg
    5. Solly Haffejee - Dbn
    6. Farana Khan - Dbn

Bulletin 28 Giveaway

Our giveaway this month is the 40 page booklet entitled "Salaah – the Muslim prayer." This perfectly outlines the method to Salaah (prayer) in detail with illustrations.

It covers all aspects including ablution and additional prayers.

Its ideal for every Muslim home, the new Muslim or as a handy reference to interested readers of all religious persuasions.

Write to pro-kzn@sanha.org.za with your request and postal address.

Our special thanks to the IPCI for their generous sponsorship (see organisation profile for more details)

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Tell Us And We'll Tell The World

Aminas Wonder Spice

The true-life success story of determination and hard work reaping rewards for this dynamic company.

Established nine years ago, the husband and wife team of Abdulgani and Amina produce "ready-to-use" spice additives that have become a firm favourite with butchers, caterers and housewives.

They produce over 17 variants and have agents countrywide.

Aminas Wonder Spice enjoys the SANHA mark of Halaal certification on all its products.

Visit their website on: www.aminaspice.co.za

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READERS WRITE

Jazakallah to the Sanha team for the previous two books that they sent me. Alhamdulillah my home library is growing with your help. The sunnats kitaab would be a valuable addition especially since i dont have one as yet.

Abdur Rahman


I would like to take this opportunity to thank SANHA for the work undertaken and their efficiency in responding to my requests on halaal consumption. Make ALLAH (swt) make your task easy and grant you the ability to expand the beneficial work in serving the community.

Miss S Shaik


Jazakallahu Khairan

May Allah accept all the efforts and reward all involved and strengthen our Imaan, keep us with imaan, take us with imaan and raise us up on the day of qiyaamat with Imaan.

Azhar


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Forthcoming Events

21 April – 16 May 2008
SAHUC Registration for Haj
www.sahuc.org.za
www.sahuchajjregistry.org.za

18 May 2008
5th Annual Creswalk
Brisbane, Australia
www.crescentsofbrisbane.org

21 May 2008
Cancer can be beaten
Dinner meeting
Muslim Business Network
Brisbane, Australia

21-22 May 2008
Sign Africa Cape Town
Cape Town International Convention Centre
www.signafrica.com

24th May 2008
Hifz Al Qur'an & Alim Course &
1st North American Graduation of Darul Ifta
Darul-Uloom Al-Madania
Buffalo, NY 14212
Ph:(716) 892-2606, Fax: (716) 892-6621

28-29 May 2008
Exhibitions for Africa
Hostex (Cape Town)
Tel: 011 886 3734

20 - 22 July 2008
Africa's Big Seven
Africa's Largest Trade Show incorporating "The Halaal World" by SANHA
Gallagher Estate - Midrand, Gauteng
South Africa

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SANHA is member of the Proudly South African campaign

Halaal Helpline 0861 786 111


KWAZULU NATAL
Tel: (+27 31) 207 5768
Fax: (+27 31) 207 5793
sanha-kzn@sanha.org.za
GAUTENG
Tel: (+27 11) 870 8000
Fax: (+27 11) 870 8020
sanha-gp@sanha.org.za
CAPE
Tel: (+27 21) 633 4145/6
Fax: (+27 21) 633 4148
sanha-cpt@sanha.org.za
DISCLAIMER
Views and opinions reflected in the newsletter are not necessarily those of SANHA and its management.

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