South African National Halaal Authority
May 2010: Jumaadal Ulaa 1431

No. 50

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


Some of our readers may have already visited the International Franchise Exhibition being hosted at the Sandton Convention Centre between the 6-8 /5/2010.

It is an eye opener that demonstrates the success of this universally accepted and successful business formula. The fact that South Africa was chosen to stage this event is testimony to its acceptance and much credit goes to the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA).

Franchising is not a new concept but a progression from as far back as feudal times when English monarchs gave their nobles the rights to levy and collect taxes in return for the nobles providing armies. A portion of the taxes collected stayed with the noble and the balance went to the monarch. It is said that the church hierarchy also followed this system of expanding their influence worldwide.

Today, franchising occurs in a multitude of industries. Franchisors (companies granting rights to their businesses) and franchisees (the independent businessmen) are in partnership together in industries as diverse as retail stores, motels, automotive repair and service centres, restaurants and take-away foods, real estate agencies, boutiques, men's and women's hairdressing salons, computer stores, accounting services and a multitude of other businesses.

It offers both parties benefits in that the Franchisor is able to raise capital for expansion without giving up equity and getting the dedicated service of the franchisee who in return is able to benefit from the franchisors name, product, services, knowledge, buying power and expertise.

Muslims in South Africa too have embraced this model as is evident by the number of players far exceeding the demographic profile of two percent of the population in sectors such as fast food outlets and service stations.

SANHA has over the years collaborated with many Franchise brands and has gained invaluable experience in their certification process. It offers advice to new Franchisors and franchisees for the benefit of all concerned including the Muslim consumer.

Wishing all continued success, Insha Allah (God willing).


Related reading:

1. Reach Muslim South African – Your Business magazine

2. Crime Scene – Flash News number 27

3. FASA - www.fasa.co.za


The Story of our Beginning, the Present and the Future

 Darul Ihsan Islamic Services Centre

From its humble beginnings in 2000 and through the expert guidance of its founder and Ameer Mufti Zubair Bayat, it is successfully providing a range of services to the community.

In the cause of Deen a multitude of new challenges have to be faced. Insha-Allah, Darul Ihsan is determined to serve the Ummah better in the future through the help of Allah Ta’ala and by means of continuous striving and duas.

Activities in brief
Education & Training
Hifz Class & High-School Students Madrasah
Ulama Development Programs
Da'wah & publications
Workshops & Seminars
Welfare, Bursary & Muslim Empowerment Fund
Relief & Humanitarian Aid
Fatawa & Mediation
Counselling (Guideline)
Youth of the Ummah (YOU)

Muslim Empowerment Fund
A number of projects are undertaken to empower and assist people from the lower and no-income groups to make them self-reliant and self-sufficient.

Empowerment Projects
Several projects ie Tuck Shop Starter Pack, Tradesman Empowerment, Seeding, Street Trader's Starter Pack, Lakka Chow, Vending Carts, Employment Placement and Skills Training

Humanitarian Projects
Several feeding projects for pupils, patients & families
Pupil mentoring, sponsor a bag.
Nursing and Care Project, also for the disabled.
The” Home Improvement” Project

The New Look to Darul Ihsan
The modern new branch office at Gem Towers, 98 Overport Drive (next to overport City) co-ordinates a number of important activities, inter alia, the Fatwa dept. social & counselling (guideline), publication, etc.

Alhamdulillah, Darul Ihsan has also secured an Islamic Centre in the heart of Inanda, Kwa Mashu, Ntuzuma and Phoenix (PINK) - popularly known as Bester. Currently the centre has a Mussallah, boarding facilities for our ‘Basic Islamic Course’ for reverts and a welfare office. It is also supported by an Islamic Information Centre in Inanda to cater for the needs of the indigent.

SANHA is privileged to count this dynamic organisation as an Executive Member of its Board.

Contact details:
Website: www.darulihsan.com
email: kathrada.a@darulihsan.com
53 Joyce Rd, Sea Cow Lake, Durban
P.O Box 76474, Marble Ray, Durban, 4035
Tel: 031 577 7868 - Fax: 031 577 6012



Anas bin Maalik radiyallahu ‘anhu narrated:
"Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam liked to eat leftover food."

Moulana Zakariyya Kandhalwi rahimahullah comments:
"This is a sign of the complete humbleness of Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. He first fed others then preferred the leftovers for himself. There are many narrations to this effect."

Ash-Shamaail lit-Tirmizi, Chapter on the curry of Rasulullah sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.



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.

Spanish Omelette
The humble egg can be turned into servings of taste that could have had Napoleon marching to your kitchen – see I didn’t know that column.

An easy recipe from Canadian Living that makes 4 servings for taste and energy.

2 tsp (10 ml) vegetable oil
1 onion chopped
1 green pepper chopped
2 cups (500 ml) grated (unpeeled) potatoes
6 eggs
2 tbsp (25 ml) water
1/4 tsp (1 ml) salt
1/4 tsp (1 ml) pepper

In a 20 cm nonstick skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat; cook chopped onion, green pepper and grated potatoes, stirring often, for about 15 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown.

Meanwhile, whisk together eggs, water, salt and pepper; stir into vegetable mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring gently with wooden spatula, for about 30 seconds or until starting to set. Cook, without stirring, for about 2 minutes longer or until bottom is golden. Slide omelette onto large plate; invert pan over plate and invert again to turn omelette. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until knife inserted in centre comes out clean. Cut omelette into quarters.

Chef’s Tip 1: Serve the omelette with a favourite warm chunky pasta sauce.

Chef's Tip 2: For a fluffy mushroom omlet click here

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.




Interesting "bites" to whet the appetite for knowledge.

Legend of the Omelet

According to legend, when Napoleon and his army were traveling through the south of France they decided to rest for the night near the town of Bessieres. Napoleon feasted on an omelet prepared by a local innkeeper that was such a culinary delight that Napoleon ordered the townspeople to gather all the eggs in the village and to prepare a huge omelet for his army the next day. To prepare your own “legendary omelette go to the Recipe section.

On March 19, 1994, the largest omelet (128.48 square meters) in the world was made with 160,000 eggs in Yokohama, Japan.



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:

Our prayers are for all to get pious partners in life to establish good homes for raising upright and God-fearing families. We sympathise with the trial and tribulations recounted below.

The perfect girl

A friend asked a gentleman how it is that he never married.

Replied the gentleman, "Well, I guess I just never met the right woman ... I guess I've been looking for the perfect girl."

"Oh, come on now," said the friend, "Surely you have met at least one girl that you wanted to marry."

"Yes, there was one girl once. I guess she was the one perfect girl, the only perfect girl I really ever met. She was just the right everything. I really mean that she was the perfect girl for me."

"Well, why didn't you marry her," asked the friend.

"She was looking for the perfect man," he said.





Have confirmed the use of PIG SKIN in the lining of their shoe range.

The sandals range is however free of pig skin.

Several other leather footwear brands are also known to use pig skin lining.

Traders and consumers are urged to be vigilant!

All queries pertaining to the above or any other aspects of Halaal may be referred to our offices.

SANHA Halaal Helpline: 0861 786 111



Who's who in the world of Halaal

Name: Emman Chikwatu

Marital Status: Married, 4 Children

Education: Matric Certificate 0 Level , Chichiri High school, Blantyre

Other Interests: Reading, Travelling

Position: Reception, frontline at SANHA Gauteng

Key Responsibility: Handling of incoming calls and ensuring efficient receiving of guests.

Message: Working together in harmony serving the Ummah.




Darul Ulum Madagascar

Imparting religious sciences, memorization of the Quran, Training of Imams, Alim course with secular education on the beautiful island of Madagascar.

Director: Mufti Lala Lliasse
Email: itima@freedsl.mg



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

In the year 628 the Holy Prophet of Islam (Peace Be Upon Him) dispatched several representatives to rulers and kings of different parts of the world, each with a letter in which he invited them to become Muslims and submit to God's faith. All these letters had the same purport, that is, the invitation to monotheism and Islamic fraternity.

Research indicates that he sent 62 letters to kings, chiefs of tribes and clans, and heads of convents. The texts of 29 of these letters are available. One such letter was sent to Negus, the King of Abyssinia (Ethiopia), as it was one of the first Christian countries in the world, having officially adopted Christianity as the state religion in the 4th century. We reproduce below the text of the letter.

“In the Name of Allâh,the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. From Muhammad the Messenger of Allâh to Negus, king of Abyssinia (Ethiopia). Peace be upon him who follows true guidance. Salutations, I entertain Allâh’s praise, there is no god but He, the Sovereign, the Holy, the Source of peace, the Giver of peace, the Guardian of faith, the Preserver of safety. I bear witness that Jesus, the son of Mary, is the spirit of Allâh and His Word which He cast into Mary, the virgin, the good, the pure, so that she conceived Jesus. Allâh created him from His spirit and His breathing as He created Adam by His Hand. I call you to Allâh Alone with no associate and to His obedience and to follow me and to believe in that which came to me, for I am the Messenger of Allâh. I invite you and your men to Allâh, the Glorious, the All-Mighty. I hereby bear witness that I have communicated my message and advice. I invite you to listen and accept my advice. Peace be upon him who follows true guidance."

Read the King’s response in the next issue...


VACANCIES Kwa Zulu Natal


• Successful Applicant 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


(2) Halaal Catering Supervisor

* Responsibility for Halaal Programme Management
* General:
· Hygiene (Tahaarah, etc.)
· Documentation Management
· Production Supervision
· Monitor and Control critical areas
· Regular reporting to SANHA office
· Follow up corrective measures

* Basic experience in food service field.
* Sound Deeni reputation
* Basic knowledge pertaining to Halaal/ Haraam
* Matric
* 2 letters of traceable References
* Letter from Community organisation/Mosque
* Salary Negotiable

Applicants to forward detailed CV to SANHA Offices
Email: adminkzn@sanha.org.za
Fax: 031 207 5793


Q. Is the Continental Bakery in Stamford Hill Rd Greyville a branch of Continental Bakery in Ridge Road as they do not have a Halaal certificate.

A. Continental Bakery in Stamford Hill Road is not certified by us and is non-Muslim owned. Continental in Ridge Road is Halaal and displays our certificate and logos.

Q. I would like to know what is gluten and if it is halaal ?

A. Gluten is derived from wheat and therefore Halaal suitable.

Q. Can Body On Tap shampoo be used. Some say it has alcohol content.

A. Body on Tap previously used Castle Lager Liqour in their product. However, In terms of the current information at our disposal, Body On Tap shampoo is Halaal suitable.


Health at a price – how different are we in SA?

American consumers would rather refuse huge sums of cash than go without their favourite convenience foods such as pizzas and tacos, according to new research.

A study by the American Heart Association found that 40 per cent of adults polled would not give up their favourite comfort foods, with the other respondents saying they would not do so for any less than $100,000.

However, the Cash or Cupcakes? study also found that three-quarters of consumers are taking steps to make their diet healthier by altering their favourite foods and removing unhealthy ingredients or replacing them with others.

Source: Ingredients Network website


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:

* Steers – Volksrust – KZN - Restaurant

* Debonairs – Volksrust – KZN - Restaurant

* Fishaways – Volksrust - KZN - Restaurant

* G-Roc – Jhb - Gauteng – Restaurant

* Kalinda Trading – Sunderlandridge – Gauteng – Snacks

* Global Water – Umbilo Road - KZN- Beverages

* Steers Petroport – Nandi Drive – KZN - Restaurant

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


Bulletin 50 Giveaway



A 24 page children’s story book, illustrated in full colour is yours simply for the asking.

Suitable for foundation phase learners.

First 21 requests drawn will be contacted by our offices to collect.

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.

This giveaway is sponsored by Darul Ihsan Islamic services – see organizational profile

Bulletin 49/50 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.?

Closing date for competition:
14 May 2010

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



This 68 seater store serves up the legendary Mexican flavoured flame grill chicken, burgers, schwarmas, burritos and much more. First introduced to South Africa in 1994.

Personally supervised by Mr. Salim Kajee and his son, this outlet has seating for 68 people. It also offers Hijaab and Salaah facilities and is proudly certified Halaal by SANHA.

For your next delicious meal for the family, business associates or a social gathering, taste the fiesta at Mochachos Centurion Mall.

Tel: 27 12 643 1695/1342
Fax: 27 82 778 6726
Email: salimkajee@telkomsa.net



Jazakallah soooo much. May Allah reward you all abundantly. Ameen

May Allah grant you all Baraka. Really love reading e-bulletin. al-hamdullillah.

Z.C - Durban

Masha- Allah on your bulletins thus far, it is very interesting to read and shares some good facts.

M.H- Winterton


Forthcoming Events

8-13 May 2010

IFFA - Technology Meats Business

Frankfurt am Main
Organizers: Messe Frankfurt
Contact: Silke Blignaut
Tel: 011-486-2775
Email: sblignaut@germanchamber.co.za

11-13 may 2010

ITWeb Security Summit

Sandton Convention Centre
Organizers: ITP Communications
Contact: Tami Ewan
Tel: 011-450-2477
Email: info@tradeprojects.co.za

12 May 2010
Food Labelling Training Workshop

Pembi Conference Centres
Organizers: CGCSA
Contact: Yonande van der Riet
Tel: 011-789-5777
Email: yvdr@cgcsa.co.za

13-16 May 2010
Expo Madagascar, International Trade Exhibition

PDE Centre, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Organizers: Expo Group
Tel: 971-50-475-6220
Email: response@expogr.com

19-21 May 2010
SIAL China

Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre
Organizers: COMEXPOSIUM Shanghai
Contact: Justine Nys-Desbarbieux
Tel: 86 (0)21 62 49 20 28
Email: justine_desbarbieux@exposium-shanghai.com

20 May 2010

Johannesburg Corridor Logistics Efficiency Meeting

Pick n Pay Institute - Fourways Crossing
Organizers: CGCSA
Contact: Lorraine Nadas
Email: events@cgcsa.co.za

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


Pakistan’s world class leading baker that uses quality ingredients and advanced production processes. They manufacture a wide range of products for the domestic and export market. Certified Halaal by SANHA since 2006.

Contact information:
Karachi Corporate office
Tel: 92-21-111-111-999
Fax: 92-21-5055384
Email: Karachi@dawnbread.com
Website: www.dawnbread.com



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

Marigold Calendula officinalis

An annual plant native to Southern Europe and Asia, the petals of this golden flower were used in medieval cookery both as a flavouring and a dye to colour cheese, in custards and cakes. Today they are used to colour and flavor rice, meat and fish dishes, or in soups and salads. The calendula extract is commonly added to chicken feed to produce darker egg yolks. The oil from its seed contains calendic acid, an essential component in soap products. The petals are sold dried.

China, India & Peru are the leading countries producing & exporting Marigold flowers whilst major importing countries are USA and Europe. It also has religious and cultural significances and are used as garlands.


Health and Beauty

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

If professional skin treatments aren’t something you can find money or time for, then go for these home remedies.

To get rid of dry scabs on the corner of your mouth and chin or itchy skin, smear a tablespoon of honey all over your face and neck. Wash off after 15 minutes. Honey is a natural humectant that deeply hydrates the skin making it supple.

Lift up your dull weather skin with quarter mashed papayas with added honey. Wash off once dried.

Crush soaked green and yellow Bengal gram (chana dal) together. Add milk or water and make a paste and apply. Yellow Bengal gram is full of Vitamin E which deep cleanses and exfoliates away dead cells. Wash off once dry.

Crush the rose petals and almonds to make a powder. Add homemade cream (malai) to it. This mask deeply nourishes the skin due to the effect of Vitamin E in the almonds and the cream leaves the skin soft with a lovely rosy hue.

courtesy Femina India


Halaal Helpline: 0861 786 111 - WEBSITE: www.sanha.org.za

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

Views and opinions reflected in the newsletter are not necessarily those of SANHA and its management.

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