South African National Halaal Authority
June 2009 :: Jumaad al-Ukhraa 1430

No. 45

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

We've gone East and West, and scoured our beloved country to bring you heavyweight speakers whose presentation pack punch for our Fourth International Halaal Conference, "Serving the winning choice".

Nine speakers, experts in their fields, will be addressing the delegates at Gallagher Estate on the 20th of July 2009 with a carefully selected range of topics that will give you valuable insight into Halaal, its impact in the market place and opportunities for the entrepreneur.

Clear your diary, make an early booking and spend a day working, networking and exploring possibilities.

Two of the stellar speakers are:-

Dr Mohammad Mazhar Hussaini, MS, LD

President of the American Halaal Foundation and the Association of American Halaal Certifiers, a founding member and ex-Director of Islamic Food and Nutritional Council of America (IFANCA) and is currently the CEO of the North American Halaal Foundation.

He holds a Masters degree in Food and Nutrition sciences, is a licenced dietician and nutritionist, as well as a prolific author.

His talk is designed to give an understanding of Halaal as a cornerstone of the faith of over a billion customers.

Dr Hani Mansour Al-Mazeedi of Kuwait.

Son of the founder of the Kuwaiti parliament, Mansour Al-Mazeedi, Dr Hani is a Kuwaiti scientist. He is known to have more than 29 years of continuous works in Food Safety and Food Quality Systems, in addition to Halaal Food Service requirements. However, the system that has taken most of his interests in the field of food safety is Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) in addition to related systems such as Good Health Practices (GHP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and prerequisite programs which formulate the basis of food inspection.

Dr. Hani has presented intensive training courses for a number of food establishments in Kuwait and abroad, in addition to academic universities. Additionally, Dr. Hani traveled to famous food industries and slaughterhouses in the world and watched closely the latest techniques in food processing. These countries include Australia, New Zealand, USA, France, Brazil, Italy, Saudi Arabia and Syria.

A published author with four major publications to his name, he currently works as an associate scientist at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research.

Don’t miss his topic “The Middle East & the obstacles on the road of Halaal Services.” The Conference is hosted concurrently with the Africa Big 7, the continents leading trade Exhibition. It will be held as follows:

Conference: Monday, 20th July 2009
Big 7 Exhibition: 19th - 21st July 2009
Venue: Gallagher Estate
Midrand, Johannesburg
South Africa
To register for the conference, contact:
Moulana Mahmood Yacoob
Tel: +27 (0)31 207-5768
Fax: +27 (0)31 207-5793
eMail: applications-kzn@sanha.org.za
To book your stand @ the Halaal Pavilion @ Africa's Big Seven, contact
Dee Reuvers
Tel: +27 (0)11 262 6458
Fax: +27 (0)11 444 9031
Cell: 082 5656 700
eMail: deer@nichepro.co.za

To contact Exhibition Management Services
Go to: www.exhibitionsafrica.com
Tel : +27 (0)11 783 7250/1/6/9
Email : admin@exhibitionsafrica.com
Website: www.exhibitionsafrica.com




The Story of our Beginning, the Present and the Future

Mr Abie Dawjee is the director of the Research and Information Network (RAIN) and Fact International South Africa (headquarters in Jordan). RAIN sends out a daily newsletter on the internet which is a compilation of articles relating to current issues around the world. These are mostly of an analytical nature, written by leading commentators and provide an alternative perspective to what is generally reported in the mainstream media.

As a veteran journalist and political analyst Mr Dawjee has a weekly radio program in which world issues, especially the Middle East, are analyzed. He is regularly called upon by the media here and in the neighbouring countries to comment on matters in the news. As an activist, Mr Dawjee has vigorously campaigned in support of the struggles in Palestine, Kashmir, Iraq etc. He led a delegation of 'Human Shields' to Iraq at the outbreak of the war.

In keeping with his mission to educate people about what is really happening in the world, Mr Dawjee initiated the Middle East Educational Tours. In the 10 years that these tours have been conducted (4 times a year) thousands of South Africans have benefitted from learning about the issues in the region and have also gained immense spiritual upliftment.

Eight years ago, together with Dr Zakaria al-Sheikh of Jordan, the Fact International company was launched as a service provider of news via a newspaper, a radio station and a multimedia website with both Arabic and English content (www.factjo.com). A satellite TV station is on the cards.

At the same time, Fact International began facilitating a study programme where South Africans were given the opportunity to learn Arabic at Zarqa Private University in Jordan. The results of this have been well beyond expectations with students from as far a field as the United Kingdom and Australia enrolling.

For further details, visit www.rain.org.za where you can also subscribe (free) to the daily newsletter or contact Br. AB Dawjee on Tel: +27 (0)31 207-2276.


(Sayings and Traditions of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him)

Mother of the faithful, Safiyyah - daughter of Atiyyah - (may Allah be pleased with her), narrated:

I entered upon Aisha (mother of the faithful), (may Allah be pleased with her), with some women of the tribe of AbdulQays, and asked her about mixing dried dates and raisins (for drink). She replied: I used to take a handful of dried dates and a handful of raisins and put them in a vessel, and then crush them (and soak in water). Then I would give it to the Prophet (peace be upon him) to drink.

Abu Dawud (Book #26, Hadith #3699)



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.

Sister Shareefa Waggie knows all about entertaining – here is her version of a Chicken and Mushroom soup for a dozen hungry people. Adjust quantity to suit your family.

Chicken and Mushroom Soup

  • 16 wings or 1 kilo chicken fillets
  • 2 Onions
  • 4 Turnips
  • 2 Potatoes
  • 2 Spring Onion Stalks
  • 1 punnet of Mushrooms
  • 1 pkt Black Pepper Sauce
  • 1 pkt Mushroom Soup
  • 1 tin Creamstyle Corn
  • 1 tin Whole Kernel Corn
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Bunch of Dhania
  • 500ml Cream

1. Cut chicken fillets into pieces. Rub with garlic, black pepper, salt. Allow to stand overnight or at least an hour.
2. Boil all vegetables except Spring Onions & Mushrooms. Liquidise once done. Cut spring onions & mushrooms into thin slices.
3. Brown chicken in a little olive oil.
4. Add liquidised veggies & sliced veggies to chicken. Add some water and allow to boil.
5. Make black pepper sauce & mushroom soup as per instructions on pkts. Add to pot and allow to cook on medium heat, stirring continuously.
6. Add both corns and allow to simmer.
7. Now add salt & pepper & finally the chopped dhania.
8. Allow to simmer.
9. Take off from heat once cooked & allow to stand for 5 mins.
Now stir in the Stork Cremedous.

Chef's tip: Serve with warm French sticks or garlic bread.

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.



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

What is the Islamic view on the following:-

  1. Abortion: Islam considers abortion as murder and does not permit it except to save the mother's life.
  2. Homosexuality and AIDS: Islam categorically opposes homosexuality and considers it a sin. However, Muslim physicians are advised to care for AIDS patients with compassion just as they would for other patients.
  3. Euthanasia and Suicide: Islam is opposed to both suicide and euthanasia.


Interesting "bites" to whet the appetite for knowledge.

Ten out of Ten for this submission by Mufti Lala Iliase of Madagascar supported by the Noble Quran. Display in a visible place as daily affirmations.

The Word
The Most Selfish One-Letter Word
"I" - Avoid It
(Surah Al Kahf 18:34)

The Most Satisfying Two-Letter Word
"WE" - Use It
Surah Al An'am 6:71-72

The Most Poisonous Three-Letter Word
"EGO" - Kill It
Surah Al Qasas 28:78

The Most Used Four-Letter Word
"LOVE" - Value It
(Surah Al Rum 30:21)

The Most Pleasing Five Letter Word
"SMILE" - Keep It
(Surah Al Najm 53:43)

The Fastest Spreading Six-Letter Word
"RUMOUR" - Ignore It
(Surah Al Hujurat 49:12)

The Hardest Working Seven Letter Word
"SUCCESS" - Achieve It
(Surah Al Nur 24:37-38)

The Most Enviable Eight-Letter Word
"JEALOUSY" - Distance It
(Surah Yusuf 12:8-9)

The Most Powerful Nine-Letter Word
"KNOWLEDGE" - Acquire It
(of Almighty Allah & the Holy Qu'ran)
Surah Ya Sin 36:2; Surah Yusuf 12:2

The Most Essential Ten-Letter Word
(Trust in Almighty Allah's Guidance)
Surah Yunus 10: 9; Surah Al Tawbah 9:51



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

5000 years ago, Middle Eastern people discovered that ripe fruit when dried accumulated natural sugars and kept almost indefinitely. They preserved dates, figs and apricots by sun drying which is still the most favoured technique today with artificial drying making inroads.

Approximately 2.5 kg of fresh fruit is required to produce 500 grams of dried fruit and has a stronger flavour due to the removal of the moisture.

Commercially produced dried fruit may contain sulphur dioxide (E220) and some switch to organically-grown product.

Here are two examples:

A dried grape and one of the most popular of all dried fruit. Produced mainly in California and the Middle East. An excellent snack especially mixed with nuts and used for baking.

(See Hadith section)

For use in fruit compotes, baking, jams and other preserves.


Health and Beauty

Look good - feel good. Tips for a sound mind in a sound body.

Morning Buzz Body Scrub
- Makes 1-2 treatments -

  • 1/4 cup freshly ground coffee
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 Tbsp. wheat germ
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. grapeseed oil
  • 1 egg white

In mixing bowl, combine buttermilk, honey, grapeseed oil and egg white, mix thoroughly. Slowly add coffee and wheat germ being careful not to clot or clump. Scrub should be smooth and creamy but with a slight grit. Allow to stand. Apply all over in shower or bath using a washcloth or body sponge to aid in exfoliation. Rinse completely. Towel dry and apply moisturizer. Chill remaining scrub if necessary.

Benefits: Rids the skin of dry patches and aids in circulation. Helps to reduce cellulite while it firms and tones. Leaves skin smooth and supple.



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:

During the run up of our country's election recently, the politicians were all promoting "CHANGE". Sister Shameema of Durban submitted her version of change.

How Men Change After 6 long long Years

The Love Word:
After 6 weeks: I looo-ve you, I love you, I love you!
After 6 months: Of course, I love you.
After 6 years: If I didn't love you, then why did I marry you?

Back from Work:
After 6 weeks: Honey, I'm home!
After 6 months: I'm BACK!!
After 6 years: Have you cooked yet?

Phone Ringing:
After 6 weeks: Baby, somebody wants you on the phone.
After 6 months: Here, it's for you.

After 6 weeks: I never knew food could taste so good!
After 6 months: What are we having for dinner tonight?
After 6 years: DUMPLINGS AGAIN??

New Dress:
After 6 weeks: Wow, you look like an angel in that dress.
After 6 months: You bought a new dress again?
After 6 years: How much did THAT cost me?


Photo Gallery

Get the picture – its worth a thousand words

Double Talk

1. In black you can read the word GOOD, in white the word EVIL (inside each black letter is a white letter). Now, what do you see?

2. This one is quite tricky! The word TEACH reflects as LEARN.

3. You may not see it at first, but the white spaces read the word optical, the blue landscape reads the word ill usion. Look again! Can you see why this painting is called an optical illusion?

4. You probably read the word ME in brown, but....... When you look through ME you will see YOU!

ALL is not what it seems

Send your picture to pro-kzn@sanha.org.za. We´ll publish and acknowledge your contribution to the bigger picture.



Questions & Answers

Q: I would like to find out if bokomos strawberry cereal pops are Halaal suitable.
A: Kindly note that all Bokomo cereals are certified Halaal by SANHA.

Q: Please advise about the Wimpy Tomato Sauce and salad dressing which contains E211, an alleged Pork Derivative also used in Fanta Apple. Both these products carry the SANHA approval.
A: Wimpy Tomato Sauce and salad dressing manufactured by Famous Brands is certified Halaal by SANHA.

E-211 (Sodium Benzoate) contained in the Wimpy products and many other products as well as Fanta Apple is a Halaal preservative and most definitely NOT sourced from porcine origin.

You may also view the Halaal status of individual e-numbers on our website: http://www.sanha.org.za/view.php?enumbers

Q: I would like to know regarding the food served on British airways
A: Meals served on British Airways are NOT approved by SANHA.

All meals served on the following airlines (outbound from Johannesburg ONLY ) are prepared in a separate Halaal kitchen supervised and certified by SANHA:

  • Etihaad Airlines
  • Interlink Airlines
  • Malaysian Airlines

You may also order a "Halaal meal" when travelling with any of the following airlines:

  • SA Express
  • SA Airlink
  • Air Namibia
  • TAAG Angola Airlines
  • Congo Hewabora

Ensure that your meal is sealed with the SANHA official mark of assurance. Meals NOT sealed should not be accepted as Halaal.


Industry News

World Halaal Food Industry Estimated To Rise To US$655 Billion

KUALA LUMPUR: At a meeting of the World Halaal Forum attended by amongst others, The South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA), the world Halaal food industry is estimated to rise to US$655 billion next year from US$635 billion this year, the latest research by the World Halaal Forum has showed, former prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi disclosed.

He said the industry was rapidly becoming more and more of a focal point of interest in the current global economic malaise, proven by increasing international representatives within the Halaal supply chain at the 4th World Halaal Forum Dinner.

"Representatives have joined us from international animal welfare organisations, the World Bank, and also foreign analysts," he said.

The international trade of Halaal food products had less than 10 percent share in the global market.

Thus with concerted industry efforts, the Halaal industry will become the mainstream choice for not only Muslim customers but also for non-Muslims, he said.


Recently Certified List

SANHA certifies over 800 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:

  • Clarabells Dairy - Walkerville, Gauteng; Dairy Products
  • Kulfi Foods - Anchorville, Gauteng; Snacks
  • Ciscos, Fordsburg, Gauteng; Snacks
  • Soleros, Lenasia, Gauteng; Restaurant
  • Country Cuts, Kroonstad, North West; Processed Meats

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



Previous Competition
e-Bulletin 44
Prize: 10 fantastic hampers of Allifas products worth Fifty Rands
1. By whom was Allifas established?
2) Where will the 4th International Halaal Conference be held - Place, province and country.
Answers: 1) Mr. Essop Osman
2) Gallagher Estate,Midrand ,Gauteng, RSA
Winners: Will be notified via e-mail

Bulletin 45 Competition

30 lucky readers can win a Schlotzsky freshest Salad combo and 500ml buddy cooldrink. Winner can choose from garden, Greek or coleslaw salads.

Note : Redeemable only at Sandton City outlet

Answer the following 2 Questions:
1) Where is the first Schlotzsky's SANHA certified outlet situated in South Africa.
2) Mention two names of confirmed Speakers at the 4th Southern Africa International Halaal Conference

Which SANHA office would you like to collect your prize from if you are a winner - Johannesburg, Durban or Cape Town? State your preference when submitting your answers.

Send your answer to helpline@sanha.org.za by Friday, 19th June 2009.


Tell Us And We'll Tell The World

SCHLOTZSKY – Funny name, Serious Sandwich

With 40 years of dishing out its world-famous oven toasted sandwiches in over 350 locations in the USA, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and many others, its South Africa's turn.

With a Muslim-owned Master Franchise, Schlotzsky has launched its first outlet in Sandton City as part of its five year roll out plan.

It's the healthier alternative to fast food as all breads are baked on site daily with an incredible range of sandwiches, pizzas, wraps soups, trammezinis, salads, ice creams and more.

And in keeping with the Schlotzsky passion for excellence they have sought and received the SANHA mark of halaal certification.

Now an additional Halaal outlet in the Sandton area to serve the growing Muslim work population and residents.

For franchise enquiries: www.scholtsky.co.za

(See competition section and you could win a free meal).


Our greatest thanks to Moulana Navlakhi for having us included on the list of e-mailing with regards to SANHA E-Bulletin.

Our best wishes to each and everyone at SANHA.

Brother and Sister

Shukran, may you continue to educate our Ummah with your inspirational words as contained in your e-Bulletins Insha Allah.

S.K. Western Cape

I wish you and your team many success with all your efforts aiming to present Islam with dignity in your esteemed country and among your respected Ummah.

President - National Halaal Institute Suriname


Forthcoming Events

Programme of Dr. Zakariyya al-Sheikh
10 June - Marlboro Marlboro Community Hall
18 June - Roshnee Community Hall

13 June - Nelspruit Parks Board Auditorium

11 June - Gabarone, Botswana Masjid-e-Noor
12 June - Gabarone,Botswana Jummah Jamiah Masjid

11 - 14 June 2009
Islam Expo SA
Cape Town International Convention Centre, Hall 4A
Contact: info@msacape.org

14 -17 June 2009
NACS Global Forum
Pennsylvania, USA
Contact: dan@insightresearch.co.uk

16 June 2009
All Things Organic Conference and Trade Show
Lakeside Centre, Chicago
Contact: Tel: +00-(207)-842-5568

17-19 June 2009
53rd World Food Business Summit
New York - Waldorf Astoria Hotel
Contact: summit@ciesnet.com

18 June 2009
Thailand Exhibition
Joburg - Sandton Convention Centre
Contact: leigh@tradeprojects.co.za



Who's who in the world of Halaal

Name: Moulana Syed Haroun

Marital Status: Married - 4 children

a) Matric
b) Haafiz – Azaadville Darul Uloom
c) Aalim Faadhil – Darul Uloom Newscastle

Other Interests: Swimming – Baking – Teaching

Taught at Islamic School – Newcastle
Taught at the Maktab – Newcastle

Position: Senior Inspector (SANHA)

Key Responsibility at SANHA : SANHA Inspectorate KZN

Message: Inculcate Taqwa by fearing Allah Ta ‘ala in every condition one finds himself in.


Halaal Helpline 0861 786 111

Tel: (+27 31) 207 5768
Fax: (+27 31) 207 5793
Tel: (+27 11) 870 8000
Fax: (+27 11) 870 8020
Tel: (+27 21) 633 4145/6
Fax: (+27 21) 633 4148
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