E-Bulletin
South African National Halaal Authority
e-Bulletin
August 2010: Ramadaan 1431

No. 56

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

Editorial

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

There is no limit to what one can achieve in pursuit of a noble cause if it is undertaken with sincerity of purpose, humility and no preoccupation as to who gets the credit for its success.

This lesson is underscored every time from the lifetime mission of the perfect example to mankind, our Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) to the everyday trials and tribulations of dedicated organizations and individuals.

From the first revelation in the cave in Makkah during this month over a thousand years ago, and the instruction by Allah Almighty to His Apostle of “Arise and deliver thy warning” (Noble Quran – Surah 74: Verse 2), the orphan child was soon to deliver the message that reverberated to the far flung corners of the world where today over a fifth of mankind profess to it.

From humble beginnings our member organizations too pursue their tasks with vigour and dedication with programmes of social upliftment, disaster relief, feeding schemes, education etc.

SANHA’s launch fourteen years ago from humble beginnings to provide a unified Halaal certified and monitoring service has resulted in huge strides in the field of Halaal for which we are grateful to Allah Almighty and the community.

All our programmes whether it was becoming a founder member of the World Halaal Council, establishing a national Halaal helpline, offices in major centres, training programmes for other certifiers, the website, this Halaal bulletin and so on, follow the principle of humble beginnings and sincerity of purpose described earlier.

In this spirit we wish to express our appreciation to the large number of readers who wrote in for our recipes and requested a recipe column to be placed on the website.

We encourage the practice of meals prepared by ones own hands and served to family in the tranquility and peace of the home. Insha Allah, this will go a long way towards entrenching that ideal.

How you can help? See Tell us and We’ll Tell the World

Editor

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The Story of our Beginning, the Present and the Future

The Islamic Propagation Centre International (IPCI)

The Islamic Propagation Centre International (IPCI) founded by the late world renowned Shaikh Ahmed Deedat, is a Dawah organisation. Its mission is to make the message of Islam heard and understood in our time, and to make the Muslims a blessing unto mankind.

Based in Queen Street, Durban, the Centre amongst its many activities undertakes the following:

1. Daily Masjid tours and introduction to Islam
2. Comparative religion classes
3. Classes for new Muslims
4. Printing & Publication of the Noble Quran
5. Production of Audio-Visual & DVD presentations
6. Printing and distribution of free literature on Islam
7. Lecture tours by world renowned scholars on Islam
8. Seminars and Workshops

Recently it has established a Sheikh Deedat memorabilia and a specialized interactive exhibition centre. In this way one reflects on the past to go into the future well- armed to do the Noble work of Deen.

The Sheikh Deedat memorabilia centre honouring a true servant of Islam is a “must see” item on your next visit to the city.

Contact Details:
Tel: 0027 (0)31 306 0026
Web: www.ahmed-deedat.co.za

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

Hadith

Abu Saeed al-Khudri (radiyallahu anhu) narrates:

"We waged battle at the side of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when 16 days of Ramadaan had past. Some of us fasted and some did not. Neither did those who fasted rebuke those who did not fast; nor did those who did not fast rebuke those who fasted." [Muslim]

Comment: The Battle of Badr was fought on the 17th of Ramadaan in the 2nd year of the Hijrah. This was the first Ramadaan when fasting was ordained. The 313 ill-equipped Muslims faced 1000 fully-armed foes. Some Muslims chose not to fast, as travellers are allowed to delay their fast to another time. Others felt strong enough to fast. Neither side rebuked the other. The best of Muslims respected each other’s opinions even when they strongly differed. May Allah grant us the ability to implement such etiquette as well.

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WINNING RECIPES

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.

Another recipe from the selection of 29 that we will be placing on our website shortly. See Tell us and we’ll tell the world.

CHEESE BALLS

Ingredients:

100g Cheese (grated)
2 Eggs
2 Tablespoons Cake Flour
1/4 Teaspoon baking powder
1 Green chilli chopped
2 Tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
1/4 Teaspoon salt
Oil for frying

Method:

Mix all the above ingredients thoroughly and put a spoonful of the mixture in hot oil and deep fry till golden brown. Serve hot with tomato sauce. Fry fast for cheese not to melt.

Do you have a recipe to share?

Send in your recipes to pro-kzn@sanha.org.za and see it on our soon to be established recipe column on the net.

We'll publish - you'll get the credit!

 

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I DIDN'T KNOW THAT

Interesting "bites" to whet the appetite for knowledge.

Second Largest Building in the World

The Royal Clock (pictured in the photo gallery) sits about 400 metres high atop the central of seven towers, each over 40 storeys, in the Abraj Al-Bait Project, 50 meters opposite al-Masjid al-Haraam) the Sacred Masjid in Makkah. The entire complex will have 3,000 hotel rooms operated by three international groups and hundreds of apartments, most of them designed to have a direct view of the Grand Mosque. It will also have a five-story shopping centre and gigantic prayer and conference halls.

The $3-billion project is part of the Saudi government's plan to develop Makkah to be able to receive as many as 10 million Hajj Pilgrims every year, up from the current three million capacity. At the peak of the Haj the complex will accommodate 65,000 people.

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SMILE AWHILE

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:

REST YOUR CASE

A farmer walked into an attorney's office. “Assalaamu Alaikum, I want to get a divorce."

The attorney replies, “Walaykum salaam, do you have any grounds?”

The farmer says, "Yea, I got about 300 acres of lovely flat land with water and crops". The attorney says, "No, you don't understand, do you have a case?"

The farmer, "Yes I have. Not one but 3 cases. I bought the good quality nesting Samsonite cases when I went for Umrah. (mini pilgrimage)"

The attorney says, "No you don't understand, I mean do you have a grudge?"

The farmer looking a little puzzled, "Yea I got a garudge, in fact I have a double garudge where I park my Mercedes and the Bakkie."

The attorney says, "No sir, I mean do you have a suit?"

The farmer said, "What do you think I am. Attorney saab (sir), just because you see me with this kurta (long traditional outfit) don't think I am cunjoos (miserly). I got a 3 piece suit. I wear it on special occasions."

The exasperated attorney said, "Well sir, does your wife beat you up or anything?"

The farmer says, "No sir, we both get up about 4:30 every morning."

Finally, the attorney says, "Okay, let me put it this way. WHY DO YOU WANT A DIVORCE?"

And the farmer says, "Well, I can never have a meaningful conversation with her."

Conceived and presented on Radio Islam by our humorist every Monday morning after the 8:00 am news.

Catch it weekly on audio streaming http://radioislam.ndstream.net/

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RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

DIVINE OPPORTUNITY TO QUIT SMOKING THIS RAMADHAAN

Makruh or Haraam - There is no doubt that smoking causes harm, serious bodily injury and is also reported to be a major cause of death!!!

Some Statistics:

* The World: 5.4 Million Deaths reported to be caused by smoking this year.

* South Africa: 44,000 deaths reported to be caused by smoking this year.

Heed the message of the Noble Quran and the teachings of our beloved Prophet on causing harm to one’s health (Qur'an 2:195 & 4:29), danger to your family's health and the environment (Qur'an 33:58), inconvenience, harm and discomfort to others (Hadith), waste of money (Qur'an 17:26-27) and possible ingestion of Haraam ingredients (Quran 7:157).

We ask Allah to give courage, perseverance and steadfastness to help stub out the habit this Ramadaan.

For help with free articles, booklets, counselling contacts numbers, call the SANHA Helpline

Our best wishes of peace, prayer and heightened spiritually during the blessed month and beyond.

Message for Masaajid & Institutions

Musjid Times is a monthly electronic notice specifically for Masaajid notice boards. It can be downloaded in a printable format.

If you wish to receive it for your musjid or institute please send your request to pro-kzn@sanha.org.za

Indicate whether you require it by email, fax or post.


I’TIKAAF

Programme of Hadrat Moulana Abbas Ali Zuber Ali Saheb (Damat Barakatuhum) in Stanger click here for more information.


Youth Programme

With Mufti Zubair Bayat click here for details

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30 SECOND INTERVIEW

Who's who in the world of Halaal

Name: Moulana Luqmaan Mahomed

Marital status: Married

Education: Hafiz, Aalim

Other Interests: Swimming, Soccer, Table Tennis

Services: Inspector, Muallim, Muslim Prison Board Volunteer

Position: Inspector

Key Responsibility: Monitor, supervise the Halaal industry.

Message: In this month of Barakah and blessings, hoping the Muslim Ummah utilizes their moments in the recitation of the Holy Quraan. The month of Ramadaan is indeed the month of the Holy Quraan.

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PHOTO GALLERY

Get the picture - it's worth a thousand words

THE WORLDS LARGEST CLOCK


4 sided 46 metre across face which is 6 times
larger than the Big Ben.


About 400 metres of the ground, will be visible
from 17 Kms away

 

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KNOW ISLAM SERIES

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

The African Perception of Allah - The Zulus

Notwithstanding Africa’s diversity of tribes, cultural patterns and the legacy of colonialism, most of the Continent still holds true the concept of Monotheism.

The Zulus of South Africa are a nation of 11 million people with a proud military history. They sum up the attributes of the creator who they call “Umvelinqangi” as follows: - “Umvelingqange, umoya oyingcwele akazali futhi akazalwanga, akhukho lutho olu fana naye”

The English translation is “Umvelinqangni, is a holy spirit. He does not beget nor is He begotten. And there is none comparable with Him”.

This is uncannily close to the message of Surah Ikhlas (Purity of Faith).

“The name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Say: He is God, the One and Only! God, the Independent, upon Whom all depend; He begetteth not nor is He begotten. And there is none like unto Him.” (Chapter 112 Verse 1 to 4.)

For your free copy of the Zulu Quran see competition/giveaway section
click here

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VACANCIES

Kwa Zulu Natal

MUSLIM HALAAL SUPERVISORS FOR FOOD MANUFACTURING FACILITY

Duties:
• 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
adminkzn@sanha.org.za


New Mochachos Franchise Opening in Sandton on September 2010

Vacancies exists for following positions:

* Manager
*
Assistant Manager
*
Cashiers
*
Kitchen Staff
*
Grillers

Appropriate retail experience (Job Specific) required

Please send cv’s to:
Ismailc@dhfoods.co.za
Fax: 0862701387

Kindly consider your application as unsuccessful if no correspondence received within 2 weeks of date of publication.

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Q: Is Baglios ice cream halaal. There is one in Brooklyn mall, Pretoria?

A: Baglios ice cream is NOT approved by SANHA. The company has NOT divulged any information with regards to their products.

For a list of Ice creams certified Halaal by Sanha click here

Q: Is Benylin (for flu) Halaal?

A: Benylin have an alcohol free range which is permissible to use.

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FOOD SAFETY – KELLOGGS APOLOGISES

Whether it is a small local food processor or a global cereal giant food safety can never be emphasized enough.

President and CEO David Mackay of Kelloggs apologized to customers for the recall of 28 million boxes of Corn Pops, Honey Smacks, Fruit Loops and Apple Jack cereals from US retailers and distributors produced in Nebraska.

The analysis identified the cause as elevated levels of hydrocarbons including methylnaphthalene which could cause temporary nausea and diarrhea to sensitive consumers.

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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:

* Al-Mehran Restaurant, 43 Corner Atlas & Top Road, Boksburg - Restaurant

* Prima Bake, Elsenbroek Road, Potch Industria, Potchefstroom - Bakery Bulk

* Botselo Mills, 15 Electron Road, Industrila Area, Delareyville - Bakery - Raw Material

* The Kitchen, 5 Kajee Street, Manzilpark, Klerksdorp, 2570 - Home Caterer

* Housewives Paradise, 6 Carr Street, Fordsburg - Caterer

* The Flavour Lab, Unit 9, North Park, Bernie Street, Kya Sands - Spices & Sauces

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

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Bulletin 54/55 Competition

Prize: ¼ chicken and chips at Durban’s newest secret by the sea, The Sunkist.

Question: Name the venue that the Africa Big 7 Exhibition was held at?

Answer: Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg

Question: How many people can be accommodated at Sunkist?

Answer: 75 – 100 people

Competition winners:
• A Dawjee
• Bilkis Vawda
• Farida Dhorat
• Feroza Khan
• Firoza Akoon
• Junaid Rasool
• Muhammed Mansoor
• Naeem Paruk
• Sawleha Hansa
• Shanaz Mahumood
• Shireen
• Soogra Ismail
• Vernon Munien
• Zahid M
• Zeyn Shahzada

3 GREAT GIVEAWAYS

Giveaway 1 – Ramadaan Health Guide Slide Presentation

A comprehensive guide encompassing all aspects of Ramaadan from spirituality, to physical health.

To Download click here

Giveaway 2 – ZAKAH CALCULATOR

Sanzaf’s unique zakah calculator. Designed by experts to help you calculate your zakat obligations easily and accurately.

To download click here

Also see organizational profile for Sanzaf click here


Giveaway 3 –THE QURAN IN ZULU (PART 1)

Fantastic opportunity for Da’wah during this month of Ramadaan.

The Quran in Zulu (Part 1) is absolutely free for you to present to your friends, colleagues, employees and servants. Kindly sponsored by the IPCI – click here for organizational profile.

For your free copy write to pro-kzn@sanha.org.za with your postal details.

If you wish to collect one from our offices, please contact Z Haniff Tel: 031 2075768 to arrange this.

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RECIPES ON THE WEB

Following numerous requests in the past as well as the several hundred emailing on the recipe featured in the last issue of the Bulletin, it is clear that there is need for a recipe column on our website for our readers.

Not just a column by us with “cut and paste” recipes but one that is by the community for the community.

Get out those note books and send us your recipes. Whether they are your favourite or grandma’s blasts from the past, mum’s special occasion cooking fare or one your cousin gave you. Send your recipe to us and we will place it on the website and credit you as the contributor. You can even send in someone else’s recipe in which case we will mention the original source and yourself.

Let it flow and see the results of you efforts within a few weeks.

Humble beginnings for good taste. Send your recipes to pro-kzn@sanha.org.za

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Jazakumullah for the recipes; am sure our fasting this year will be a delicious one!

Ramadhaan Mubarak

S.P - Malawi

Thank you so much I really appreciate the recipes it will keep me going not only for Ramadaan but always. Ramadaan Mubarak to you and your team. Remember us in your Duas

S.G - Brisbane Australia.

Jazakallah for the lovely recipes will surely remember you in our duas and preparing IFTAAR with enjoyment From ALL @ the Public Relations Institute. Ramadaan mubarak!!!

S.O - Kronoswiss SA

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Forthcoming Events

22-26 August 2010
IUFoST 2010 – 15 World Congress of Food, Science and Technology
Cape Town

Cape Town International Convention Centre
Organizers: SAAFost
Contact: info@iufost2010.org.za


24 -26 August 2010
Markex and World of Events 2010
Johannesburg

Sandton Convention Centre
Organizers: Specialized Exhibitions
Contact: Fran Lurie
Tel: +27 11 835 1565
Email: franl@specialised.com

24-26 August 2010
Customer Management World Africa
Johannesburg

Sandton Convention Centre
Organizers: Terrapinn
Contact: Alison Snook
Tel: +27 21 786 4310

25-26 August 2010
Kiosk Self Service World
Sydney

Sydney Convention Centre
Organizers: Terrapinn
Contact: Joshua Stinton
Tel: +61 2 9021 8806
Email: Joshua.stinton@terrapinn.com


30 August - 1 September 2010
The India Show
Johannesburg

MTN Expo Centre, Nasrec
Contact: Deidre Harte
Tel: +27 21 790 5849
Email: deidreh@worldonline.co.za

30 August - 5 September 2010
FACIM – Maputo International Trade Fair
Maputo

Feira Internacional de Maputo
Organizers: SOGEX, S.a.r.l
Contact: SOgex
Tel: +258 (0)1 427 151
Email: sogex@sogex.com

31 August - 2 September 2010
Securex
Johannesburg

Sandton Convention Centre
Organizers: IFEC
Contact: Breda
Tel: +27 11 835 1565
Email: breadak@specialised.com

3 - 5 September 2010
Small business & Franchise opportunity Expo
Midrand

Gallagher Conventions Centre
Organizers: Thebe Exhibitions and Projects
Contact: Renee
Tel: +27 11-549 8300
Email: renee@tepg.co.za

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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.

TRADE MISSION TO EGYPT 19-20 October 2010

Accompany President ZUMA on his official visit co-ordinated by DTI and Minara Chamber of Commerce.

For more information contact: Minara Chamber of Commerce
Tel: +27 31 208 1898
Email: info@minara.org.za

GULFOODS - 2011 27/2/11 to 2/3/2011

Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. All registered exporters in the Food and Beverage Products are invited to participate in the South African National Pavilion under the direction of the Department of Trade and Industries (DTI).

Deadline for application for DTI incentives is 21/9/2010.

For enquiries on application forms
go to

For guidance on incentives contact
Mr. Henry Mabale

Tel: (+27 12) 394 1886
Email: HMabale@thedti.gov.za

For info on Gulfoods 2011 contact
Ms Naomi Loufodi

Tel: (+27 12) 394 5141
Email: NLoufodi@thedti.gov.za

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MYSTERIOUS SPICE AND ALL THINGS NICE

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

Sodium Bicarbonate

Known by many names such as baking soda, bread soda, cooking soda bicarbonate of soda or bicarb, its uses are wide ranging i.e. medical (antacids), cooking, cleaning agent, personal hygiene (toothpastes) and cattle feed supplement.

In baking, it has no leavening properties but is used as a raising agent when combined with an acid such as cream of tartar, lemon juice, buttermilk, cocoa, vinegar etc. The release of carbon dioxide in this process increases volume and the tender eating qualities of the product using it.

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Health and Beauty

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

Natural Tips for Shiny Hair

Sun, wind, saltwater, pollution and chemicals are just some of the shine-depleting elements your hair may be subjected to on a daily basis. They can strip your hair of its natural oils and create build-up leaving it dull and lifeless.

Turn to natural methods and avoid those expensive products and treatments. Nature has the solution to put the bounce back into your hair.

Eggs Over Olive Oil
Beat together two eggs for short hair, three for long, and add in three tablespoons of olive oil. Coat your hair from root to tip and leave on for 30 minutes. Shampoo and rinse. Eggs contain eleven essential nutrients and are packed with protein. Combine them with olive oil for conditioning and nourishment and you have one powerful duo.

Coconut Craze
Warm three tablespoons of coconut oil and gently comb into your hair from root to tip. Wrap your hair in a hot towel and let the oil sit for 30 minutes. Shampoo and rinse. Loaded with antioxidants, coconut oil works to smooth dry and damaged cuticles and lock in shine.
Life doesn't have to be dull and neither does your hair! It's time to shine!

Source: Laci Chiodo

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

     
KWAZULU NATAL
Tel: (+27 31) 207 5768
Fax: (+27 31) 207 5793
sanha-kzn@sanha.org.za
GAUTENG
Tel: (+27 11) 870 8000
Fax: (+27 11) 870 8020
sanha-gp@sanha.org.za
CAPE
Tel: (+27 21) 633 4145/6
Fax: (+27 21) 633 4148
sanha-cpt@sanha.org.za

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


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