South African National Halaal Authority
July 2010: Sha'ban 1431

No. 54

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


2010 World Cup is History

After all is said and done, the four week spectacle of the first World Cup hosted on the African continent ended with the glittering closing ceremony and the final match on Sunday 11/07/2010. The event that enthralled the world and gripped the psyche of our nation evoked wide-ranging reactions that served to reflect the diversity and tolerance of fellow South Africans.

Amongst the Muslim community too, some heaped accolades on the state of the facilities, organizational flair, many fence sitters came off their perch and jettisoned their previously held negative views, some remained apathetic and then there were the extremist prophets of doom. They must be surprised that the skies didn’t fall down on South Africa.

Muslims as a collective people did not make the decision to bid and host the World Cup, but reacted positively and seized the opportunities in their own ways. Some arranged to voluntarily meet and greet visitors, dished out important information on location of Musaajid (mosques) Halaal outlets, hosted community events for the visitors, supplied Da’wah information and ensured availability of Halaal food at the stadia.

But what use is history if we do not draw lessons and learn from it. Amongst the lessons were the principles of national focus and the political will at the highest level to implement a plan.

Muslims must be agents of change and transformation in keeping with our purpose of being on earth amongst which is enjoining good, and forbidding evil and upliftment of fellow human beings.

We have the message and the method in the Noble Quran and the perfect example of the Prophet (Peace be upon Him) to tackle the present challenges, be it in education, xenophobia, poverty eradication and provision of world class Halaal services.

Remember like the World Cup the spectators were many but the players that provided the action, just a few.

‘O Muslims, it’s our time to compete in good works and deeds to win the world cup of being the best of people for all mankind, Insha Allah (God willing).



The Story of our Beginning, the Present and the Future

IMA – Baytul – Nur (House of Light)

IMA Baytul-Nur or House of Light, is a non-governmental organization which was initially set up in response to the substance abuse problem. Today we are a professional counseling, training and developmental organization.

IMA Baytul-Nur’s vision is to serve and preserve families by addressing social problems such as substance abuse, domestic violence, marital conflict, HIV & AIDS and child abuse, etc.

IMA Baytul-Nur aims to become a leader in alleviating social ills by:

• Developing youth leadership
• Training communities in capacity building courses
• Liberating disadvantaged and vulnerable women & children
• Networking with national and international organizations
• Undertaking research in social problems
• Reducing HIV/AIDS and related problems - this effort is funded by the Muslim Aids Programme

We provide training to professionals, lay counsellors, community and faith-based organizations who serve communities in the Durban and surrounding areas.

IMA Baytul-Nur has partnered with Foundation for Professional Development to provide accredited training to communities in:

• Voluntary Counselling & Testing
• HIV & AIDS and TB Management
• Palliative Care in HIV & AIDS
• HIV in the workplace
• Adherence to ARTS

Other training includes:

• Module Training for Volunteers
• Peer, Drug and Marriage Education
• Lifeskills & Leadership
• Parenting
• Youth Development

Training is conducted in a fully equipped training room which is also for hire at competitive rates.

Baytul - Nur is a project of the IMA (Islamic Medical Association), an Executive member of SANHA.

Contact details
Tel: 031 209 7838
Fax: 031 208 2468
Email: info@baytulnur.org
Address: 22 Browns Grove, Sherwood.

We also offer 24 hour telephonic counseling on the number
0860 786 911


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

Anas radiyallahu anhu narrates that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, “The most knowledgeable of the Ummah in regards Halaal and Haraam is Muaaz bin Jabal.” [Musnad Ahmad]

Comment: The obligation of learning Halaal and Haraam is not mere ritual, but is treading in the footsteps of one to whom Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, “O my son, by Allah, I love you.”

May Allah guide us to live in imitation of these personalities who should be our role-models, that we too become beloved to Allah and His Rasul (sallallahu 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.

Some World Cup visitors were fascinated by the famous Durban curry. Expatriates too yearn for the taste of Durban.

So our recipe today is the Durban Masala red Curry powder.

1 kg Chicken, Lamb, Mutton or Beef
1 medium onion
1 large tomato
1 tbsp crushed ginger & garlic
4 tspn Durban masala red curry powder (Vary this ingredient to your choice of potency)
1 tspn ground turmeric
2 tspn garam masala
1 stick cinnamon
3 curry leaves
2 tbsp cooking oil (vegetable oil)
Fresh coriander for garnish
Salt to taste

* Cut the meat into suitable portions

* Peel and slice the onion

* Remove the skin from the tomato and cut into small pieces

* Heat the oil and add the cinnamon stick, onion and curry leaves. Fry until light golden brown.

* Add the masala mix, turmeric, ginger, garlic and tomato. Cook and stir into a puree.

* Add the meat and salt to taste and cook on a medium heat until the meat is tender. Be careful to prevent any burning.

* When the meat has cooked, add the garam masala mixture. Then simmer for a further 10 minutes on a low heat.

* Serve and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

For recipe on Durban masala Red curry powder see mysterious spice

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.

Nothing can be more international than the human preoccupation of cooking. Dating back to 6000 BC, dishes have been developed in various areas of the world. Here are a few of them:

Indian: Pilau/Pulao – seasoned rice with added meat and vegetables.

Indonesian: Bami goring – savoury spiced dish based on fried noodles.

Japanese: Teriyaki – skewered and grilled slices of marinated meat or shellfish.

French: Roulade – slice or joint of meat rolled up, often round a filling.



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:

Jazakumullah Khairan to Brother Seedat for sending us these priceless gems out of the mouths of babes.

More results of six year olds who completed the remainder of a proverb once given the first half.

You can’t teach an old dog new….
An idle mind is…
the best way to relax
Where there’s smoke there’s …
Two’s company, three’s…
the musketeers
Don’t bite the hand that…
looks dirty




Beware the risk of consuming Haraam at some instore taste demonstrations as some Muslim consumers were unfortunately subjected to at a chain supermarket in a major shopping mall recently.

Exercise extreme caution due to the possibility of usage of Haraam ingredients or contamination in preparation, storage etc. This includes non-meat products too.

Golden rule: When in doubt, leave it out!

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

SANHA Halaal Helpline: 0861 786 111


EARLYBIRD FARMS - GOLDI POLONY PRODUCTS have introduced non-approved imported Brazilian Chicken MDM.

We urge Halaal traders and consumers to exercise restraint.

Ann: 014/07.10

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: Hafiz Mohammed Zahid Shaik

Marital Status: Single

Education: Madressa Taleemudeen – completed Hifz- ul- Quraan

Orient Islamic School – Matriculated – 2005

Varsity College – Pastel Accounting/Book keeping

Unisa – University of South Africa – Third Year BCompt degree

Other Interests: Reading and Sports

Services: La Mercy Muslims Society – Leading the Taraweeh Salaah for the last 5 years

Position: SANHA’s Administrative clerk Durban office

Key Responsibility: General Administration, IT Administration, General Accounts Assistance, switch board operator.

Message: Trust in Allah and take heed of your instincts and you’ll never go wrong.



Get the picture - it's worth a thousand words

Serious about meat


From a butcher for better or wors



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

What do Muslims think about MARY the mother of JESUS

Muslims respect and admire Mary, the mother of Prophet Jesus (may the peace and blessings of God be upon them both). She is the only woman after whom a chapter of the Qur'an is named.

Mary came from the family of Imran, a descendant of Aaron, the brother of Moses. She grew up in the care of her uncle, Prophet Zechariah, a priest in the temple, and father of John the Baptist. God Speaks of Mary in the Qur'an in the most noble of terms:

“Behold! The angels said: “O Mary! Allah giveth thee Glad tidings of a word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus. The son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the hereafter and of (the company of) those Nearest to Allah;

“He shall speak to the people in childhood and in maturity. And he shall be (of the company) of the righteous”.

She said: “O Lord! How shall I have a son when no man hath touched me?” He said: “ even so: Allah createth what he willeth: when he hath decreed a plan, he but saith to it, ‘Be’, and it is!”

Surah 3 Aali-Imran, verse 45-47



Kwa Zulu Natal


• Monitoring & supervising,
• Oversee receiving, processing, storage & despatch.
• 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


(2) Consumer Helpline Consultant

• Answering of telephonic queries
• Answering of email queries
• Chairing Meetings
• Research products
• Preparation of weekly and monthly reports
• Database management
• Query Co-ordination and follow -ups
• General administration

Minimum Qualifications:
• Sound Deeni reputation
• Articulate Communication
• Excellent People Skills
• Good Computer Literacy
• Able To Work Under Pressure
• Matriculant
References Essential

Fax cv to: 011 870 8020 011 870 8020 or
Email: manager-gp@sanha.org.za




Q- Is Fego Café Halaal?

A – The only Fego café certified Halaal by SANHA is situated in Trade Route Mall.

Q: I would like to know if Piemans Pies are certified Halaal.

A - Please note that Piemans pies are NOT approved by SANHA. The following pie manufacturers are certified Halaal by SANHA. You may contact them directly for their distribution centres and branches in the various areas:-

1. Crown Pies – Jeppe – Gauteng 011 614 1274

2. Delhi Delicious – Lenasia – Gauteng - 011 857 1602

3. Golden Foods – Lenasia – Gauteng – 011 857 1027

4. Iqlaas Foods – Durban – KZN – 031 569 2122

5. Mammoth Pies – Lansdowne – Cape Town – 021 762 3921

6. Mota’s Bakery – Lenasia South – Gauteng – 083 463 2044

7. Wonder Samoosas – Crown Mines – Gauteng – 011 830 1184

8. Pro-Bake – Athlone Industria II – Cape Town – 021 691 3433

Q- Is Vitathion energy drink Halaal?

A - Vitathion sachets and effervescent tablets are Halaal suitable. The capsule variant is NOT approved by SANHA.


24-26 November, 2010

Over 5000 trade visitors, 160 exhibitors, 14 countries last year.

Focusing on the following food groups:

Bread and baked products
Conserves and spices
Fine, health and baby foods
Food additives and ingredients
Fish, shellfish and seafood products
Frozen food products
Fruit and vegetable products
Grocery products
Meat and poultry
Milk, dairy and ice cream products
Organic food
Raw materials
Rice and rice products
Sweets and confectionery

For information, criteria and guidelines for assistance contact Department of Trade here

Official website:


SANHA certifies over 1100 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:

* Wheat Millers & Grinders, Unit J2, Heriotdale Industrial Park, 223 Lower Germiston Road, Heriotdale Bakery - Bulk/Culinary

* Jab Dried Fruit Products, Portion of 21 of the Farm Karino JU 134, Mpumalanga - Snacks

* Prime Universal Foods, 41 Axle Street, ext 52, Silverton, Pretoria - Sauces

* Bavaria Packers, Farm Gravedale, Hoedspruit - Snacks

* Delicious Foods & Savouries, 473 Van Dyk Street, Erasmia, Pretoria - Home Caterer

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


Bulletin 54 Competition

Fancy getting the taste sensation of a platter of ¼ chicken and chips at Durban’s newest secret by the sea?

Then answer the following simple questions and 15 lucky entrants will be winners:

1. Name the venue for the Africa Big 7 Exhibition?

2. How many people can be accommodated at Sunkist?

The prize is not redeemable for cash or for other items on the menu.

Also see Tell us and we’ll tell the world

Competition deadline date: 6/8/2010

Bulletin 53 Competition

Prize: Scores of lucky winners won 4 Sporty Stevie sponge snacks worth R20.00.

Question: Who is the manufacturer of Sporty Stevie?

Answer: Confectionery Brand Holdings, Division of Maxim Foods (Pty) Ltd.

Question: How many plants are currently certified by SANHA?

Answer: 1140

Competition Winners:
Junaid Rasool - Durban
Taslima Ismail – Durban
Aadilah Rawat – Durban
Saabera Karolia Fakir – Johannesburg
Ebrahim Haffejee – Johannesburg
Adeela Kader – Johannesburg
Zeenat Dinat- Johannesburg
Roomaisa Baksh – Johannesburg
Muhammed Mansoor – Johannesburg


Restaurant, Coffee Shop Conference and Function Hire

For those that reminisce of the halcyon days of the authentic cuisine of Lorenzo Marques now (Mozambique) and those that have heard of it from their parents and peers or those that just wish to experience a true culinary experience, then it has arrived.

Dishing up arguably the best ever Portuguese style cuisine South of the equator, a husband and wife team, (he of a prominent family in the Meat industry and she from Mozambique of renowned cooks), using their own blend of spices, sourced and ground themselves, painstakingly marinated and delectably flame grilled on charcoal for an unrivalled eating experience. This is enhanced by the elevated setting of the restaurant just metres from the shore of the Indian Ocean where you hear and see the waves or can even dip your feet while you wait.

Apart from an a la carte menu of the traditional fare of succulent prawns and fish, African chicken and highest quality meats, a popular breakfast menu starting at a ridiculous R15.00 has been added to cater for the beach walkers of the new promenade that runs outside the restaurant.

The venue has seating for between 75 to 100 people and is ideal for family get togethers and corporate functions. Situated near the Moses Mabhida stadium, it also attracts after match fans including the Portuguese World Cup fans recently who gave it a thumbs up.

Sunkist is SANHA certified.

Contact details:
Irshaad Mohammed
Tel: 031 3328182
Address: Country Club one
Sunkist Lifesaving Club, 296 Snell Parade
(100m left from stadium tunnel)


I am a South African Expat living in Dubai. I am looking for a recipe on how to make Red Durban Curry Powder (traditional) I am really struggling to find the separate spices that go into it.

Q E Dubai
Letter shortened

See our 'Mysterious Spice' and 'Winning Recipe' columns .


Jazakallah for clearing the chicken slaughter issue for me. May Allah (SWT) guide your organization and may it prosper in serving the Ummah strictly following the Shariah.


Shukran for another wonderful effort in guiding the Ummah. May Allah reward you all. Aameen.

World Cup visitor


Forthcoming Events

18-20 July 2010

Gallagher Estate Convention centre
Organizers: Exhibitions Africa
Contact: Lineke Fleischer
Tel: 011-783 7250
Email: admin@exhibitionsafrica.com

19 July 2010
To be a woman in the 21st century

UKZN – Westville senate chamber
Organizers: ILM-SA
Tel: 079 107 9930
Email: info@ilmsa.co.za

19-23 July 2010
Banking Outlook

Sandton Convention Centre
Organizers: Terrapin
Contact: Brian Shabangu
Tel: 011-463 6001
Email: enquiry.za@terrapinn.com

25-27 July 2010
Africa Big Seven

Gallagher Convention Centre
Organizers: Exhibition Management Services
Contact: Lineka Van Der Brugghen
Tel: +27 11 783 7250
Email: admin@exhibitionsafrica.com

2-3 August 2010
The Internet Show

Sandton Convention Centre
Organizer: Terrapin
Contact: Leanne Mathey
Tel: +27 11 516 4050
Email: Leanne.mathey@terrapinn.co.za

5-9 August 2010

Gallagher Convention centre
Organizers: Decorex SA
Contact: Penni Will
Tel: +27 11 549 8534

6-8 August 2010
Food and Technology Expo
New Delhi

Expo Centre
Organizers: NNS Events & Exhibitions Pvt.Ltd.
Tel: +91-11-46867500
Email: info@foodandtechnologyexpo.com

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.

Durban Red Curry - also known as Mother-in-law’s tongue

Durban is the acknowledged curry capital of South Africa. Its curries have a distinctive flavor as they are an adaptation of the hot “peasant curries” brought to the shores by Indian immigrants beginning in 1860.

Using local ingredients the curries are spicy red and pungent with fiery dried chilies as a major ingredient. Also used extensively in curries for the famous Durban bunny chow.

It is used for mutton, lamb, chicken, beef and seafood.

To make your own version of this famous masala mix in the following proportions.

3 tbs. curry powder
3 tbs. hot chili powder
1 tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne)
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. ginger powder

Yields approximately 2 ½ cups.

For a recipe using Durban’s masala red curry powder see winning recipe section


Health and Beauty

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

Running slows ageing process – You know it…..let’s do it

A 20 year study by the Stanford University School of Medicine found that people over 50 who ran regularly over several years suffered fewer disabilities, had a longer span of active life and reduced their risk of dying early by 50 percent compared to those who were inactive.

The study by James Fries, MD, an emeritus professor at the medical school tracked 538 people over 50 who had run several times a week and compared them to a similar group of non-runners.

What the study found
As the subjects aged, the health gap between the runners and non-runners widened, continuing even into their 90s. "We did not expect this," said Fries, 69.

"The health benefits of exercise are greater than we thought." He attributed this to runners having a leaner body mass and generally healthier habits.

Running's effect on longevity also was more dramatic than the researchers had expected - nineteen years after the study began, 34 percent of the non-runners had died, compared to just 15 percent of the runners.


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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