Life is full of uncertainties
yet one aspect is absolute i.e. change
is a constant.
We live in an ever-changing
world where change takes place at a
dizzying speed. Coupled with the lighting
speed of the cyberworld changes are
transmitted all over the globe in minutes.
These continuous changes
are responses to dynamics played out
on the planet such as politics, economics,
social, etc and waits for no man.
Those that resist it
are overtaken whilst those that embrace
it welcome it as new challenges and
The Respected Professor
Yawar Baig very aptly stated,
ignore change, will perish-
Those who adapt to change, will survive-
Those who anticipate change, will prosper
And those who influence change, will
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Story of our Beginning, the Present
and the Future
of Muslim Accountants & Lawyers
Association of Muslim Accountants &
Lawyers is a research based organization
with an Islamic ethos. Its aims &
• To embark on
community outreach and upliftment projects.
• To bring together
all Islamically minded persons either
practising or studying accounting, commerce
or law, and to foster the spirit of
brotherhood, research and co-operation.
• To assist
persons interested in Islamic principles
to develop, understand, appreciate and
promote an Islamic ethos in their respective
• To promote
research in such topics of Islamic Law
and Commerce which would be of benefit
to the Ummah and in particular, the
legal and commercial sectors of the
• To publish
research articles and Islamic viewpoints
in journals, publish books on topics
relating to commerce, accounting and
• To establish
contacts and co-operate with other associations
on matters of mutual interest and to
participate in national and international
to do all acts as may be necessary to
further the interests of the Association.
In keeping with its
aim and objectives, particularly in
reference to “establish contacts
and co-operate with other associations
on matters of mutual interest,”
AMAL is an Executive member of SANHA
and is represented on its Executive
AMAL has embarked on
numerous seminars, workshops and discussions
with these “Aims and Objectives”
in mind. We strive to educate our members
as well as the community on issues facing
Muslim practitioners in law, commerce
and business and finding its Islamic
solution with the knowledge and skills
necessary to meet the challenges inherent
in the observance of Shariah in the
context of the wider secular South African
legal and economic environment.
In this regard AMAL
successfully hosted several seminars
the latest being the International Training
Course on Islamic Personal Law at the
University of KwaZulu Natal Senate Chamber
where International Professors &
Doctors of Law from Pakistan teamed
up with our local specialists to present
a five day training course.
AMAL is committed
to the advancement and implementation
of Islamic Law for the benefit of the
Muslim community within the constraints
imposed by the South African legal and
For membership, course
and other details, visit the AMAL website:
www.amal.org.za or e-mail:
radiyallahu anha narrates:
Nubayshah, the freed-slave
of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam
came to us whilst we were eating from
a common dish. The Nabi sallallahu alayhi
wa sallam then said, “Whoever
eats from a dish and then licks it clean,
the utensil will ask for forgiveness
on his behalf.” [at-Tirmizi]
There are added
blessings in the food when eating
as a group rather than individually.
eating from a common dish is Sunnah.
The Quran declares,
“…there is not a thing
which does not glorify His praises,
but you do not understand their
Here we have
an example of an inanimate object’s
[the dish’s] glorification.
The benefit of
receiving the dish’s seeking
forgiveness, is that it never sinned.
The implication of the Hadith is
that its supplication is accepted.
The linkage between
food and seeking forgiveness is
that the strength gained from the
food should be used for good, and
forgiveness sought for its misuse.
wastage of even morsels of food.
When even a morsel
cannot be wasted, the Children of
Adam, as representatives of Allah
on earth are obliged to care for
the environment and not plunder
and tested recipes from chefs, gourmet
connoisseurs, contributors and also
from kitchens of our certified plants
for your culinary pleasure.
HEALTHY TOASTED CHICKEN SANDWICH
Unilever, the SANHA
certified producers of the Knorr
range of products have an extraordinary
passion and tradition for good food.
Follow their recipe
and see how you can transform the simple
chicken sandwich to a café style
Healthy toasted chicken Sandwich
in under thirty minutes. With rocket
spring onion, feta, chicken and healthy
seed bread. Yummy!
• 2 chicken breasts, cooked and
• 1 cup rocket leaves, washed
• Season with salt and pepper
• Olive or canola oil spray
• 4 spring onions, chopped
• 50 g feta cheese
• 8 slices seed bread
1. In a small bowl combine chicken,
spring onion, KNORR Light Yoghurt &
Herb Salad Dressing, rocket leaves,
crumbled feta cheese and season with
salt and pepper.
2. Lightly spray sandwich
maker with oil.
3. Place two slices
of bread at a time on the base of the
sandwich maker then divide the filling
over the 4 slices.
4. Top with two slices
of bread and toast until heated through
and golden brown.
Do you have a recipe to share with the
Send in your favourite recipe to email@example.com
and who knows, you could be our "guest
chef" for a future edition of the e-Bulletin.
to whet the appetite for knowledge.
Second Tallest building
in the World.
The 76 Storey Makkah
clock Royal Tower hotel Complex in Saudi
Arabia at 577 metre height is the second
tallest building on the planet.
It features a clock
six times larger than London’s
Big Ben and overlooks the al-Masjidul
Haraam (Grand Mosque in Makkah), the
direction of which Muslims worldwide
face for their daily prayer.
The first part of the
hotel and the clock will be operational
by the end of July, ahead of the holy
month of Ramadaan.
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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:
A very successful businessman had
a meeting with his new son-in-law.
"I love my daughter, and now
I welcome you into the family,"
said the man. "To show you how
much we care for you, I am making
you a 50-50 partner in my business.
All you have to do is go to the factory
every day and learn the operations."
The son-in-law interrupted. "I
hate factories. I can't stand the
noise." "I see," replied
"Well then you'll work in the
office and take charge of some of
"I hate office work," said
the son-on-law. "I can't stand
being stuck behind a desk all day."
"Wait a minute," said
the father-in-law. "I just made
you a half-owner of a profitable corporation,
but you don't like factories and won't
work in a office. What am I going
to do with you?"
"Easy," said the young
man. "Buy me out."
* It has been established
that SOVEREIGN FOODS / ROCKLANDS POULTRY
has been sourcing, packing and distributing
non-approved Brazilian poultry. We urge Halaal
traders and consumers to exercise restraint.
* NON-MUSLIM OWNED
CHICKEN LICKEN OUTLETS are displaying
Halaal insignia without any authorised, bona-fide
Halaal certification. PLEASE EXERCISE CAUTION
* The Hot Spot Curry Den (S.P.
Pavilion Shopping Centre – Near The Glen,
Joburg South) ADVERTISES AS HALAAL BUT
IS NON – MUSLIM OWNED & NOT HALAAL
CERTIFIED. PLEASE ABSTAIN !!
Any queries pertaining to
the above or any other aspect of Halaal may
be referred to our offices.
SANHA Halaal Helpline:
0861 786 111
Who's who in the
world of Halaal
Rafeq Hassen (Kimberley)
Marital Status: Married, 5
a) Darul Uloom Newscastle
b) Bimmori Town Karachi 7 years
Other Interests: Soccer, Rugby
Services: Administrator for
Mifrahudeen Islamic Institute.
representative Northern Cape.
Position: Executive member
of NCHB and NCUC
Key Responsibility at SANHA: Supervision
Allah has given us an Ammanah to
look after his Deen. Whatever we do
should be done to please Allah Firstly
and then to see to the well fare of
WORLDS SECOND TALLEST BUILDING
out of every five persons on this planet is
a Muslim. He is your neighbour, customer,
supplier, employee, boss or friend.
BELIEF IN HIS BOOKS
What is Islam’s
position on the other Scriptures revealed
Muslims believe in all the
original scriptures revealed by God Almighty
to His various Messengers. A Muslim must believe
in every scripture mentioned by God Almighty
in the Qur’an. Allah, the Giver, revealed
them and they were, in their original forms,
the actual word of God Almighty. The scriptures
God Almighty mentions in the Quran are as
1. The original Scrolls as
revealed to Abraham (peace
be upon him)
2. The original Torah as
revealed to Moses (peace
be upon him)
3. The original Psalms as
revealed to David (peace
be upon him)
4. The original Injeel (Gospel
of Jesus) as revealed to Jesus (peace
be upon him)
5. The Quran as revealed
to Muhammad (peace be
upon him) (which is still
available in its original form).
The scriptures revealed before
the Quran which are presently in circulation
in various editions and versions are not regarded
as accurate representation of their actual
revealed form. Distortions have occurred in
many different ways, such as additions or
deletion of text or changes in the meaning
or that language.
Although Muslims believe
in all the previous revealed books, the final
means by which they judge different matters
and seek ultimate guidance is sought through
the Qur’an and the authentic traditions
of the Prophet Muhammad (peace
be upon him).
(1) MUSLIM HALAAL SUPERVISORS
• Incumbent will be responsible
for monitoring & supervising,
• Receiving, processing, storage & despatch.
• Responsible for the Halaal Programme Management.
• Compilation of weekly reports.
• Following up on corrective measures.
• Sound Deeni Reputation.
• Basic knowledge pertaining to Halaal/Haraam.
• Good Communication Skills.
• References essential.
Fax c.v. to 031-207 5793 or
(2) OFFICE CLERK
• Basic office administration.
• Filing and faxing.
• Accounts experience an advantage.
• Sound Deeni Knowledge.
• Computer literate.
• Good Communication Skills.
• References essential.
Fax c.v. to 031-207 5793 or
Q. I’m residing in the UK. I have recently looked at sweets
in the uk company name sweets4u
can you please tell me if sweets
are non stun meat based gelatine
and where is geletine from i.e.
country and what transparency
is there for this?
A. The gelatine used in Sweets4U products are sourced
from cattle which are slaughtered
in Pakistan. The abattoirs in
Pakistan continue to operate
in a manner where no stunning
is applied to the cattle. We
have visited various sites in
Pakistan and are satisfied with
their compliance to the above.
Salaams is the Colgate brand
toothpaste for kids Halaal?
A. All Colgate
toothpastes manufactured in
South Africa are certified Halaal
Is Continental butchery in Ridge
Road Durban certified Halaal
as there is no SANHA sign on
A. They have
been certified by SANHA for
OF THE YEAR AWARDS
companies were in the forefront
of the 2010 South African product
of the year.
dominated the food categories.
Maggi 2 Minute noodles
Rainbow Family polony
Nestle Cheerios cereal
Farmer Brown Tender breasts
to Nestle and Rainbow for garnering
these prestigious awards
certifies over 1000
establishments ranging from
large multi-nationals to many
proudly South African enterprises
including cottage industries.
the following for being awarded
the coveted SANHA
Halaal Mark of Assurance:
Parklands, Durban, Catering
Hill, Malawi, Sauces
, Mafikeng, Restaurant
Petroport N2, KZN, Restaurant
Food Corporation, Eikenhof,
Fruit & Veg canners
Restaurant, KZN, Restaurant
* Kudu Farm,
* Ribas Manufacturers,
Garib Nawaz, Fordsburg, Butchery
* Bread Ahead
Pavilion, Durban, Bakery,
A Delicious Prize
Have your cake and eat it!
Scores of lucky
winners will get 4 (four) that’s
right, not one but 4 (four)
Sporty Stevie sponge snack worth
All you have
to do is to simply answer the
following questions correctly
and soon you will be munching
on the latest snack sensation.
1. How many
flavours is the sporty Stevie
2. Name two chicken brands certified/approved
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
Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org
Competition Bulletin 47/48
A R50.00 (Fifty Rand) Pavilion
shopping voucher to be redeemed
at any outlet in the centre.
How many stores are there in
the Pavilion Shopping Centre?
Pavillion has over 230 stores.
• Bilkis Vawda –
• Fazila Chohan- Durban
• Humaira Haffejee –
• Maseeha Bayat –
• Ismail Suleman
• Nazia Ballim –
• Sakina Ansaar –
• Shiraz Essakjee –
• Shuaib – Durban
• T. Moola - JHB
• Valli M Essa –
• Yassin Mahomed –
• Zachariya – Durban
• Zaheeda Kadir –
• Zohra Cassim –
The manufactures of
Sporty Stevie is a division of Maxim
Foods (Pty) Ltd and a member of the
long established Master Bake organization.
Sporty Stevie is a
sponge covered snack treat with a rich
creamy centre. Its cholesterol free,
and baked in olive oil and available
in vanilla and chocolate flavours. It
does not use gelatin from non Halaal
Employing the latest
technology combined with huge capital
investments, technical expertise and
HACCP controls, the group is a leading
player in the confectionery/bakery market.
It supplies both the retail and restaurant
They are certified by SANHA.
Mohammed – 079 155 6933
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kind words are sincerely appreciated.
We value your constructive
criticisms and suggestions
and will do our utmost to
uphold your expression of
confidence in us. God willing.
my sincere appreciation to all
members of SANHA for the sterling
service provided to the Ummah.
Alhamdulillah, Allah has no
doubt blessed you with wisdom
and patience, because despite
all the negative things printed
in the media and attempts made
to defame your institution,
you have stood tall and protected
I salute you
for your will and determination."
Khairan. It is with the Grace
of Allah and the encouragement,
support and duas of the Ummah
that we’re able to remain
focused on our mission.
SA Cheese Festival
Contact : Ann
Tel: +27 21 975 4440/1/2/3
24-27 April 2010
Decorex Cape Town
Cape Town International
Organizers: Decorex SA
Contact: Sue Papenfus
Tel: 021 788 2954
25 April 2010
Food Labelling Training Workshop
Contact: Yolande van der Riet
Tel: 011 789 5777
26 – 27 April 2010
Second Annual Arab Outsourcing
Conference & Expo 2010
Tel: +971 4 214 9560
Fax: +971 4 214 9501
Email : email@example.com
Middle East food
Abu Dhabi National
Organizers: Channels Exhibitions
Contact: Channel Exhibitions
6-8 May 2010
International Franchise Expo
Organizers: Go Communications
Contact: Nishi Naicker
Tel: 011 615 0359
IFFA - Technology Meats Business
Organizers: Messe Frankfurt
Contact: Silke Blignaut
“… but let there
be amongst you traffic and trade
by mutual goodwill”
Noble Quran Chapter 4 Verse
service to foster trade. Please
undertake your own checks as
SANHA cannot warrant nor take
responsibility on any transactions.
BUSINESS PARTNER FOR EXPORT
leading and modern food manufacturing
company involved with production
of a wide range of mayonnaise,
table spreads in a variety of
flavours and honey seeks distributors
in Southern Africa. Youngs have
successfully entered over 18
They are ISO
and SANHA certified Halaal.
and application form for partnerships
discovery column of spectacular
spice, fabulous fruit, incredible
ingredient, vital vegetable,
marvelous mineral and vibrant
Cloves are the small, reddish
brown flower bud of the tropical
evergreen tree Syzygium aromaticum
believed indigenous to the Moluccas,
or Spice Islands, of Indonesia.
Strong of aroma and hot and
pungent in taste, cloves are
used in its whole form in fruit
punches, relishes, marinades
and sauces. In its ground form
it is used in cakes, cookies
and meat sauces. Clove is a
good antioxidant spice and commonly
used in the Mediterranean diet
as a natural antioxidant. The
island of Zanzibar, which is
part of Tanzania, is the world's
largest producer of cloves.
Madagascar and Indonesia are
good - feel good. Tips
for a sound mind in
a sound body.
YOGHURT FACIAL MASK
it at home. Its inexpensive,
ingredients are always
available and its fun.
your skin cool and relaxed.
* 1 tsp plain yogurt
(I chose Balkan Style)
* the juice of 1/4 of
to mix and then dip
fingers into mixture
and smooth onto face.
The sensation is both
cool and relaxing. Leave
on for a five minutes
and then rinse. If you
are feeling sluggish,
this is the perfect
mask for you.
will cleanse and nourish
* The orange is full
of Vitamin C.