South African National Halaal Authority
April 2010: Jumaadal Ulaa 1431

No. 49

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


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 new beginnings.

The Respected Professor Yawar Baig very aptly stated,

“Those who ignore change, will perish-
Those who adapt to change, will survive-
Those who anticipate change, will prosper –
And those who influence change, will transform”

We are grateful to the many letters and calls we received from you on transforming our website. One reader described it as “tired and in urgent need of oxygen”. We heard you and are pleased to announce our fresh new look “oxygenated” website

Jazakumullah Khairan for your input. This is only the beginning and we pledge to continue with improvements on an ongoing basis. We are also updating our database and request email addresses of you, your family and friends.

As humans we are prone to errors and are not perfect. In fact we reserve the right to be wrong and accordingly request your suggestions and criticisms.

Was Salaam



The Story of our Beginning, the Present and the Future

 Association of Muslim Accountants & Lawyers (AMAL)

The Association of Muslim Accountants & Lawyers is a research based organization with an Islamic ethos. Its aims & objectives are:-

• 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 professions.

• 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 community.

• To publish research articles and Islamic viewpoints in journals, publish books on topics relating to commerce, accounting and law.

• To establish contacts and co-operate with other associations on matters of mutual interest and to participate in national and international conferences.

• Generally, 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 Board.

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 economic environment.

For membership, course and other details, visit the AMAL website: or e-mail:


Umm ‘Asim 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.
  • Several people 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 glorification…” [al-Isra: 44]
  • 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.
  • Islam condemns 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 it.

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


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 shredded
• 1 cup rocket leaves, washed and chopped
• 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.

Serves 4

Do you have a recipe to share with the readers?

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



Interesting "bites" 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.

See Photo section for picture


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:

Father-In-Law's Business

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 the father-in-law.

"Well then you'll work in the office and take charge of some of the operations."

"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

Name: Moulana Rafeq Hassen (Kimberley)

Marital Status: Married, 5 Children

a) Darul Uloom Newscastle
b) Bimmori Town Karachi 7 years

Other Interests: Soccer, Rugby

Services: Administrator for Mifrahudeen Islamic Institute.

SANHA representative Northern Cape.

Position: Executive member of NCHB and NCUC

Key Responsibility at SANHA: Supervision and management

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 the Ummah.


Makkah Clock
For details go to I didn’t know that section


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


What is Islam’s position on the other Scriptures revealed by God?

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 follows:-

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).





• 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Sound Deeni Reputation.
• Basic knowledge pertaining to Halaal/Haraam.
• Matric.
• Good Communication Skills.
• References essential.

Fax c.v. to 031-207 5793 or



• Basic office administration.
• Filing and faxing.
• Accounts experience an advantage.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Sound Deeni Knowledge.
• Matric.
• 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.

Q. Salaams is the Colgate brand toothpaste for kids Halaal?

A. All Colgate toothpastes manufactured in South Africa are certified Halaal by SANHA.

Q. Is Continental butchery in Ridge Road Durban certified Halaal as there is no SANHA sign on their adverts?

A. They have been certified by SANHA for several years.



SANHA certified companies were in the forefront of the 2010 South African product of the year.

Four products dominated the food categories.

Maggi 2 Minute noodles
Rainbow Family polony
Nestle Cheerios cereal
Farmer Brown Tender breasts

Congratulations to Nestle and Rainbow for garnering these prestigious awards


SANHA certifies over 1000 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:

* Netcare Parklands, Durban, Catering Kitchen

* Alford Hill, Malawi, Sauces

* Steers, Mafikeng, Restaurant

* Debonair, Mafikeng, Restaurant

* Fishaways , Mafikeng, Restaurant

* Steers Petroport N2, KZN, Restaurant

* Darsot Food Corporation, Eikenhof, Fruit & Veg canners

* Bismillah Restaurant, KZN, Restaurant

* Kudu Farm, Nelspruit, Snacks

* Ribas Manufacturers, Cleveland, Sauces

* Khwaja Garib Nawaz, Fordsburg, Butchery

* Bread Ahead Pavilion, Durban, Bakery, retail


Bulletin 49 Competition

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 R20.00.

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 available in.
2. Name two chicken brands certified/approved by SANHA.

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

Previous Competition Bulletin 47/48

Prize: A R50.00 (Fifty Rand) Pavilion shopping voucher to be redeemed at any outlet in the centre.

Question: How many stores are there in the Pavilion Shopping Centre?

Answer: The Pavillion has over 230 stores.

• Bilkis Vawda – Durban
• Fazila Chohan- Durban
• Humaira Haffejee – JHB
• Maseeha Bayat – Durban
• Ismail Suleman

• Nazia Ballim – Durban
• Sakina Ansaar – Durban
• Shiraz Essakjee – JHB
• Shuaib – Durban
• T. Moola - JHB
• Valli M Essa – Durban
• Yassin Mahomed – Durban
• Zachariya – Durban
• Zaheeda Kadir – Durban
• Zohra Cassim – Durban



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 slaughtered animals.

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 trade.

They are certified by SANHA.

Contact details:
Mohammed – 079 155 6933


"I'm Stephanie Brown from a web designing company (Toriseye) in the US. I must compliment you on your website. It has such a visually appealing design and its functionality is excellent. This is a perfect example of a high quality site at the "leading edge" of website design."


Your kind words are sincerely appreciated. Thank you.

We value your constructive criticisms and suggestions and will do our utmost to uphold your expression of confidence in us. God willing.

"I extend 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 your integrity.

I salute you for your will and determination."

Moulana IK. SA

Jazakumullah 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.


24-27 April 2010
SA Cheese Festival
Cape Town

Bien Donne
Organizers: Agri-Expo
Contact : Ann
Tel: +27 21 975 4440/1/2/3

24-27 April 2010
Decorex Cape Town
Cape Town

Cape Town International Convention Centre
Organizers: Decorex SA
Contact: Sue Papenfus
Tel: 021 788 2954

25 April 2010
Food Labelling Training Workshop
Cape Town

Radisson Blu
Organizers: CGCSA
Contact: Yolande van der Riet
Tel: 011 789 5777

26 – 27 April 2010

Second Annual Arab Outsourcing Conference & Expo 2010

Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Contact details
Tel: +971 4 214 9560
Fax: +971 4 214 9501
Email :

26-28 April 2010
Middle East food
Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
Organizers: Channels Exhibitions
Contact: Channel Exhibitions
Tel: +971-4-282-4737

6-8 May 2010

International Franchise Expo

Sandton Convention Centre
Organizers: Go Communications
Contact: Nishi Naicker
Tel: 011 615 0359

8-13 May 2010
IFFA - Technology Meats Business

Frankfurt am Main
Organizers: Messe Frankfurt
Contact: Silke Blignaut
Tel: 011-486-2775



  “… but let there be amongst you traffic and trade by mutual goodwill”
Noble Quran Chapter 4 Verse 29

An introductory service to foster trade. Please undertake your own checks as SANHA cannot warrant nor take responsibility on any transactions.



Pakistan’s 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 international markets.

They are ISO and SANHA certified Halaal.

For details and application form for partnerships go to

Tel: +92-21-3452 1387-8
Fax: +92-21-3452 1380


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

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 smaller producers.


Health and Beauty

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


Make it at home. Its inexpensive, ingredients are always available and its fun.

Leaves your skin cool and relaxed.

Ingredients Needed:
* 1 tsp plain yogurt (I chose Balkan Style)
* the juice of 1/4 of an orange

Stir 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.

* Yogurt will cleanse and nourish your skin.
* The orange is full of Vitamin C.


Halaal Helpline: 0861 786 111 - WEBSITE:
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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