South African National Halaal Authority
June 2010: Jumaadal Ukhraa 1431

No. 52

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

Moulana Bham Talks

Yes! Moulana Ebrahim Bham is the guest speaker for our Annual General Meeting this Saturday 05th June 2010 at 14h00 at the Hartley Road Primary School in Durban.

We would be honoured by your presence – click here for details

Born and raised in South Africa, he is the Secretary General of the Jamiatul Ulama South Africa. He attained his Masters in the Islamic sciences and theology under great traditional scholars.

Moulana Bham is one of the most active scholars in South Africa for education, development, advocacy and interfaith dialogue. He has served in various capacities in South Africa at Newtown Islamic Institute, Al-Aqsa Institute, Mayfair Jaame Masjid, and is currently the Chief Imam of Hamidia Masjid - Johannesburg.

A dynamic speaker, he is in demand globally and frequently undertakes lecture tours abroad. He has traveled on lecture tours to countries such as Australia, United Kingdom, USA, Somalia, Palestine, Egypt, Turkey, Sri Lanka & Malawi.

He is also the founder member and Vice Chairman of Johannesburg Muslim School, Executive member of National Religious Leaders Forum (initiated by South Africans for Greater Liaison between Religious Groups and Government), Executive member of Muslim AIDS Programme (MAP) and National Trustee of Moral Regeneration Movement Working towards the improvement of morality amongst South Africans.

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet him first-hand!


The Story of our Beginning, the Present and the Future

Inchanga Islamic Centre

Inchanga Islamic Centre is a non-profit organization, situated midway between Durban and Pietermaritzburg. We take care of the poor, needy, indigenous communities of Inchanga, Fredville, Tin Town, Sankontshe, Mophela and surrounding areas of Hammarsdale.

We have 125 boarding students of which 10 students are full time in Hifz. we have 8 satellite Madrasahs in all areas of Hammarsdale +- 350 children.

Our activities include
1. Secular education starting from grade R to grade 12.
2. Feeding scheme daily.
3. Dawah – Social welfare
4. I.M.A Mobile Medical Clinic
5. Hearse, Burial services graveyard arrangements.
6. Transporting sick and elderly to hospital
7. Distribution of food hampers
8. Sunday adult classes.

Chairman: Dr G.H.S. Tootla; Director: Mr.I.A. Kharsany; Secretary: Mohammed. A. Essop; Principal: Ml. Imran Vaid

Fund Raisers: Mr. Hassen Badat (Dbn) Bashir Amod (P.M.Burg)

SANHA is proud to be associated with this organization and is grateful for their support of our activities.

Get involved if you want to make a difference.

Contact details:
Tel: 031 783 4164
Fax: 031 783 4790
Email: inchangaislamic.centre17@gmail.com


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

Jabir bin ‘Abdillah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “He who eats onion, garlic and leek should not come close to our Masjid, for the angels are distressed by that which causes distress to humans.” [Muslim]

When eating these pungent items raw or not cleaning one’s mouth, the stench discomforts both humans and angels. Consider how strongly Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam detested these stenches, to the extent that he prohibits approaching Allah’s house in such a state. Now consider that even if we ignore health issues and the ingredients of cigarettes, the least harm is its stench which is worse than onion, garlic and leek. Smokers become immune to the stench, but consider how Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam cared for people that he forbade harming people even by bad odour. Love for Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam dictates not merely criticising his enemies, but as also having consideration for his desires.

Related reading on smoking:
Cigarette calculator



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.


After falafel and hummus, it is one of the most popular Middle Eastern dishes with origins from North Africa.

With tomato and eggs as its main ingredients, it is made and served in the frying pan.

Try this version (serves six):

* 900 grams fresh tomatoes, unpeeled and cut in quarters, or 2 x 400g can tomatoes

* 6 cloves garlic, roughly diced
* 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
* 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
* 2 teaspoons tomato paste
* 1/4 cup vegetable oil
* 6 large eggs

1. Place the tomatoes, garlic, salt, paprika, tomato paste, and vegetable oil in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook, uncovered, over low heat until thick, for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Ladle the tomato sauce into a greased 12-inch frying pan. Bring to a sim¬mer and break the eggs over the tomatoes. Depending on preference some gently break the yolks with a fork at this stage while many prefer to leave the yolks intact sunnyside up. Cover and continue to cook for about 3 to 4 minutes, until the eggs are set. Optional : Sprinkle with feta and parsley.

3. Bring the frying pan directly to the table. Set it on a trivet and spoon out the shakshuka.

For a picture of Shakshuka go to photo gallery

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.

Apart from the self-inflicted “death sentence” from cigarette smoking, you could be blowing away a small fortune that could amount to several hundreds of thousands of rands.

Good bye to the Hajj, a top flight education for your children or paying off the mortgage.

Use our smoking cost calculator and see for yourself. Click here

Related reading

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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:

Now Hear This

Thank you Sister Zohra for this wonderful piece

A man feared his wife wasn't hearing as well as she used to and he thought she might need a hearing aid.

Not quite sure how to approach her, he called the family Doctor to discuss the problem.

The Doctor told him there is a simple informal test the husband could perform to give the doctor a better idea about her hearing loss.

"Here's what you do," said the Doctor, "stand about 15 metres away from her, and in a normal conversational speaking tone see if she hears you. If not, go to 10 metres away, then 7 metres , and so on until you get a response."

That evening, the wife is in the kitchen cooking dinner, and he was in the den. He stood about 15 metres away, and in a normal tone he asks, 'Honey, what's for dinner?"

No response.

So the husband moves closer to the kitchen, about 10 metres away from his wife and repeats, "Honey, what's for dinner?"

Still no response.

Next he moves into the dining room where he is about 7 metres from his wife and asks, "Honey, what's for dinner?"

Again he gets no response.

So, he walks up to the kitchen door, about 3 metres away.
"Honey, what's for dinner?" He hears nothing.

So he walks right up behind her. "Honey, what's for dinner?"

(Wait for it....)

"Ahmed, for the fifth blooming time, CHICKEN!"




Parktown North, Gauteng

has used the SANHA logo on advertising material / menus without authorisation.

SANHA has not certified any NANDO’S stores countrywide.

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

SANHA Halaal Helpline: 0861 786 111



Petits Desserts
Pralines du Confiseur &
Champagne de Marc Truffles

Contain Haraam Liquor Ingredients

Please abstain!!!

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

SANHA Halaal Helpline: 0861 786 111


Tasty Baked Foods

(Marianhill, KZN)

(Pita Breads, Pizza Bases, Tortilla Wraps, Muffin Batter)


due to breach of agreement.

Exercise Restraint!

Any 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: Abdur-Rahman Sirkhot

Marital Status: “Single”

Education: Aalim graduate - Jamia Uloom Islamia, Karachi, Pakistan

Other Interests: Reading, Social networking

Services: Imam / Teacher / Welfare / SANHA Inspector / member Jamiatul Ulama Pietermaritzburg

Position: Inspectorate Member

Key Responsibility at SANHA: Monitoring the Halaal programme at Halaal certified plants in the KZN Midlands region.

Message: Show goodness to all, even to those who harbour enmity towards you.



All Shook up – The Shakshuska

Ham Sham

For Shakshuska recipe click here



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

The veil has been making the headlines with several countries passing legislation against it.

Does the Bible and Qur'aan have any references to it?

What the Bible says

The women around Jesus (peace be upon him) veiled themselves, which was also the practice of the women around the earlier Prophets (peace be upon them).

Genesis 24:64-65
“And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she alighted from camel, and said to the servant, ‘who is the man yonder, walking in the field to meet us?”The servant said, ‘it is my master.’ So she took her veil and covered herself.”

Corinthians 11:5
Paul wrote in this first book to the Corinthians 11:5; “But any woman who prays or prophesieth with her head unveiled dishonours her head it is the same as if her head were shaven”

What the Qur'aan Says

"O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) over their bodies. That will be better that they should be known so as not to be annoyed…" (Qur’aan, 33:59).


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.

Forward CV to FAX: 031-207 5793 or
email: admin-kzn@sanha.org.za

(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
Email: admin-kzn@sanha.org.za
031 207 5793

(3) Personal Assistant to Executive Officer

• Core Secretarial function
• Diary Management
• Preparation of Minutes
• Finance Management
• Collation of figures and preparation of Management reports
• Internet Banking
• Activity Co-ordination and follow-ups
• General housekeeping and Office duties

Minimum Qualifications:
• 3 years experience
• Sound Deeni reputation
• Matriculant
• Excellent Computer Literacy
• Very Good Communication Skills
• References essential

Fax cv to: 031 207 5393 or
Email: executiveofficer@sanha.org.za




Q - Is Corenza C Halaal?

A - As per information at our disposal Corenza C is Halaal suitable.

Q - Is whey powder in an ingredient Halaal? Is it of animal origin?
If there is a minute amount (eg. 0.5%) of this in a product, will it be Halaal suitable?

A - Whey Powder is a by-product of cheese manufacture. As long as the rennet, culture media and other possible enzymes are of a Halaal / permitted source, the product would be acceptable

If it is Haraam then no matter how minute the quantity may be, the product would not be Halaal.

Q- Could you please advise if Trotters Jelly is Halaal. It has gelatine in its ingredients.
Manufactured by Pakco.

A - In terms of information at our disposal Trotters Jelly contains gelatine derived from non Halaal slaughtered animals and therefore NOT deemed Halaal by SANHA.


Willowton Oil

Secures HACCP & BRC Accreditation

Islam places a very high degree of emphasis on Hygiene and CEO Abdur Razak Moosa is a proud exponent of this.

With huge commitment towards highest standards, the company which manufactures well known brands such as Sunfoil Pure Sunflower Oil and Sunshine D Margarine, has successfully secured its Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Food Safety Management System. This assures its customers of the high quality of production and manufacturing within its Pietermaritzburg- based manufacturing facility.

The company is the only edible oil manufacturer in South Africa to have acquired the British equivalent BRC (British Retail Consortium) food safety standard, essential for securing contracts with companies that supply food products to the major British Supermarkets such as Marks & Spencer’s, Tesco, Sainsbury’s etc.

SANHA is proud of its certification of Willowton Oils and offers it congratulations on behalf of all the readers to this worthy achievement.

Contact details

Tel: +27 33 355 7800
Email: info@wocm.com


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:

* Salma’s Fast foods, Florentia- Alberton, Home Caterer

* Zayla Traders, Bromhof - Gauteng, Processed Meats

* House of Juice, Benrose - Gauteng, Beverages

* Romans Pizza, Ridgeway - Gauteng, Restaurant

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


Bulletin 52 Giveaway


We are giving away the book that has helped thousands of people to give up smoking.

All you have to do is send your request with your postal address.

If you wish to download the book onto your computer click here

About Moulana Yunus Patel click here

Bulletin 51/52 Competition

A prize in good taste. Matrix Meals, the new home catering sensation, are sponsoring 10 (ten) taste sampling platters of their delicacies worth R60.00 each.

1. Describe the ingredient used by Matrix meals to ensure freshness.

2. Date of SANHA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Closing date: 07 June 2010

NOTE: Voucher for the prize is collectable Only at the Durban office. The platter will be ready for collection from Matrix meals 5 days after winner has notified them.

Send your answer to helpline@sanha.org.za



Hazrat Moulana Yunus Patel Saheb is the Khalifah of Hazrat Moulana Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb (DB) and Hazrat Mufti Mahmood-Ul-Hasan Gangohi (RA). He is the Imam of Musjid-e-Noor, Asherville and the Principal of Madrasatus Swaalihaat, the first girls´ Madrasah in Durban. Both are situated in Asherville, Durban. Moulana is among the pioneer Ulama of South Africa and served as President of the Jamiatul Ulama KwaZulu Natal for many years.

Thousands have benefited from his various discourses on Islam. May Allah Ta'ala grant him a prolonged lifespan with good health so that the Ummah may benefit further.

See competition/giveaway section for book by Moulana Yunus Patel link

Contact: maulana@yunuspatel.co.za


Thanks for the great recipes. I don’t have any recipe to send but just curious if u have a nice burfee recipe, please email it to me. May Allah reward u.

T.A – Cape Town

Glad you enjoy the recipes and hope the burfee one is no exception. (Editor)

See how respectful our Rasool Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam is in his language to the Christian King in your newsletter. Why can’t you Moulana’s behave like that.

M.A – Durban

Well said. May Allah (SWT) unite the Ummah and imbue in us all respect, wisdom and beautiful preaching. (Editor)


Forthcoming Events

5 June 2010
SANHA Annual General Meeting
Durban, South Africa

Hartley Road School
Organizers: SANHA
Tel: 031 207 5768

8-12 June 2010
Lectures by Hazrat Mawlana Abdoul Hamid Saheb

Mufti Lala Lliasse
Email: itima@freedsl.mg

12-14 June 2010
Kenya International Trade Exhibition
Nairobi, Kenya

Organizers: Afrotrade
Tel: +971-50-4756220

14-16 June 2010
Agritech South Africa

The Royal Agricultural Society of Natal Organisers: Al Fajer Information & Services
Tel: +(971)-(4)-3406888

15-17 June 2010
Alimentaria Mercosur & Restaurama
Buenos Aires, Argentina

La Rural, Buenos Aires Trade Show Site
Organizers: CAS and FASA
Contact: Pablo Wabnik
Tel: +54-11-4343-7020
Email: alimentaria@reedlatam.com

15-16 June 2010
Gusto Italia

Organizers: Koelnmesse
Contact: Lara Marsilio
Tel: +39-02-869-613-28
Email: lara.marsilio@korlnmesse.it

16-17 June 2010
All Things Organic Conference and Trade Show
Chicago, USA

McCormick Place
Organizers: Organic Trade Association
Tel: +00-(207)-842-5568
Email: info@organicexpo.com

18-20 June 2 010
East Africa International Trade Exhibition
Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania

Diamond Jubilee Hall
Organizers: Afrotrade
Tel: +971-50-4756220

22 June 2010
The Retail Bulletin’s Customer Loyalty Conference
London, UK

Cavendish Conference Centre
Organizers: the Retail bulletin
Contact: Ian Sprange
Tel: 0044-01737-64-7100
Email: ians@theretailbulletin.com

23-28 June 2010
Consumer Goods Forum
London, UK

The Queen Elisabeth II Conference centre
Organizers: CIES
Tel: +33 1 44 69 84 91

Trade Opportunities

“… 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.


Your SANHA certified largest manufacturer and exporter of quality confectionery in Pakistan. We manufacture Candies, Toffees, Chew Toffees, Bubble & Chewing gums, Jellies, Chocolates, Lollipops and Marshmallows.

As a top flight manufacturer they also hold the ISO and HACCP certification.

Contact details:
Tel: (+92 21) 4311172 – 76
Fax: (+92 21) 4547843, 4552079
Email: export@candyland1.com



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

Worcestershire sauce

Formulated in 1837 in Worcester, England and is based on an Indian recipe. Its been replicated by competitors and uses as its main ingredients vinegar, tamarind, anchovies, soy sauce, onions, molasses, garlic, sugar, clove and undergoes an aging process. Used in cooking, marinades and as a table sauce.


Health and Beauty

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

From the kitchen, it is inexpensive, it is natural and it works.

Egg and Honey Face Mask Recipe


* Egg Yolk from 1 egg
* 1 tsp honey
* 1 pinch turmeric

How to make Egg and Honey Mask at home?

Whip the egg yolk well. Add honey and turmeric to it. Mix well. After cleaning the face apply this mixture on face and neck. In 25-30 minutes it would dry and make the face very tight. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.


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

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