GERMANS ARE BETTER THAN OUR GERMANS
years ago to the week, signaled the start
of the space race between the two super
powers, the USA and Soviet Union with
the launching of the world's first artificial
satellite, the Sputnik.
was the effect on the psyche of the American
public by the Soviet Union's stunning
move that some went into denial calling
it hoax and others tried to justify coming
second place with the remarks such as
"their Germans are better
than our Germans".
This was in reference to the fact that
the space exploration programme of the
two countries, was driven by the capturing
of advanced German rocket technology and
personnel at the end of World War 2 by
from sputnik to yoghurt? There are two
views in the Islamic world on the Halaal
status of gelatin that is used in the
manufacture of yoghurts. Some Ulama contend
that a drastic metamorphic change described
in Islamic jurisprudence as Tabdeelul
Mahiyat occurs during the production process
thereby rendering the impure collagenous
tissue into Halaal gelatin protein. Those
that follow this ruling are entitled to
do so in keeping with their individual
responsibility and accountability with
the Creator. However, SANHA
and a majority of Ulama locally and internationally
hold fast to the view that Halaal gelatin
can only be made from material of Halaal
animals slaughtered according to Shariah
Parmalat whose yoghurt were certified
with SANHA since 2000
decided in their own words "that
due to reformulation of its yoghurts in
order to promote affordability to the
millions of consumers who enjoy Parmalat
yoghurt on a daily basis, its yoghurt
will no longer be SANHA HALAAL certifiable,"
and opted for use of the gelatin from
non-Halaal slaughtered animals, SANHA
was obliged to inform the consumer.
evoked the "sputnik"
reaction from some quarters with comments
of "Are SANHA Moulana's
superior to ours" and
"why don't your Scholars sit with
our Scholars" "As a layman do
I follow one of the Sheikhs of the Middle
East, Muftis of Pakistan or the Imams
of Malayasia?" etc.
reiterate that this difference is not
one of regions of the so called North
and South divide (which we do not subscribe
to) or Madhaab of Hanafi or Shafi or superiority
of a Scholar of Islam of one country over
another, nor can one proclaim another's
ruling as Haraam. Instead let us draw
a lesson from the experience of the Haj,
the largest peace time assembly on earth.
People of all nations, political persuasions,
cultures and traditions, speaking a multitude
of languages gather in the Holy Lands
and rise above these differences in their
common quest to worship Almighty Allah.
Let the Islamic spirit of tolerance or
quiet abstention triumphs over undisciplined
emotion and useless debates which do not
serve the cause of unity.
this matter as with others, we say follow
the organisation or Ulama in whom you
have placed your trust in for all your
religious dietary matters. Whilst respecting
the right of others to hold a different
opinion, let there be UNITY IN DIVERSITY.
Story of our Beginning, the Present and
of the Musim Youth
A magazine for the Youth, by the Youth
journey began in January 2009; the idea
of initiating South Africa's first ever
Muslim Youth Magazine began to take shape.
Conceptualized by just two Matric students,
the first issue was launched by mid-June
purpose of this publication centres around
one core objective: TO GIVE THE
MUSLIM YOUTH A VOICE!
Secondary objectives include:
1) To reignite the spirit of writing and
reading in our communities.
2) To create a communication link between
the youth and everyone else (parents, teachers,
community leaders etc).
Our communities are being bombarded with
a variety of Islamic magazines, but there
remain none who are dedicated to the youth-
the very most elementary segment of society.
We are here to provide that, to rekindle
the flame of spirituality which is slowly
ebbing away from the hearts of our younger
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and Traditions of the Prophet Muhammad
peace be upon him)
Ibn 'Abbas radiyallahu 'anhumaa narrated:
sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam answered
the call of nature. He returned and they
offered him food. They asked, "Shall we
not bring you water to perform Wudu (ritual
ablution)?" "I have only been ordered
to perform Wudu for Salaah," he replied.
COMMENT: Mawlana Zakariyya
Ritual Wudu is only necessary for Salaah.
It is not necessary before eating or immediately
after relieving oneself. Rasulullaah sallallahu
'alayhi wa sallam did not perform wudu
lest it be perceived that performing Wudu
after visiting the toilet is compulsory.
Ash-Shamaail lit-Tirmizi, Chapter on the
ablution of Rasulullaah sallallaahu 'alayhi
and tested recipes from chefs, gourmet
connoisseurs, contributors and also from
kitchens of our certified plants for your
the information and make up your own collection
of winning recipes.
up a storm with Chicken Fillet with Yoghurt
is nothing more contentious than the commercial
poultry issue and of late the differing
views on Yoghurt. To sink your teeth into
this we have turned to a recipe from Taalimun
Nisa Association of Stanger published
in Cooking Food with Flair which
uses both these items as principal ingredients
for you to chew on.
chicken fillet - (for a list of
SANHA certified/approved poultry abattoirs
dessert spoon ginger garlic
tsp chilli powder
tsp jeero powder
ml natural yoghurt (for a list of
SANHA certified yoghurt manufacturers
Juice of 1/2 lemon
small tomatoes, liquidized
Salt to taste
1 small onion, chopped
4 Tbs ghee
1 small green pepper, cubed
1 pinch saffron diluted in 2 Tbs water
Braise onion in ghee until golden brown
Add all ingredients to chicken and cook
Garnish with greens
The same recipe can be used for a whole
you have a recipe to share?
in your recipes to email@example.com
and see it on our soon to be established
recipe column on the net.
We'll publish - you'll get
"bites" to whet the appetite
Yoghurt in some form or the other has
entrenched itself in the local cuisine
of various countries and cultures. Here
are a few of them:-
- Dadiah made from water buffalo milk.
Germany - Rahmyoghurt
with a 10% fat content is available in
Iran - Doogh, a salty
yoghurt based drink.
- Raita is a yoghurt based condiment seasoned
with coriander, mint, cumin and cayenne
pepper. Popular as a side dish.
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:
A senior citizen drove his car into a
ditch. A traffic officer who was in the
nearby vicinity went to the accident scene
immediately and found a shaken old grandfather
figure behind the wheel. The old man told
him, "It was horrible Officer,
here I was driving along and when I looked
up I suddenly saw this tree in the middle
of the road. I swung the wheel to avoid
it only to find another tree in front
of the vehicle. I swerved and braked only
to see a third tree. With my years of
driving experience I tried to execute
a handbrake turn manoeuvre but suddenly
my car was in the ditch. Thank Almighty
officer looked around the quiet road,
stuck his head inside the car and said
to the man "The trees you were avoiding
was the air freshener on your rear view
and presented on Radio Islam by our humorist
every Monday morning after the 8:00 am
news. Catch it on audio streaming http://radioislam.ndstream.net
feel free to download and use as you like.
The courtesy of an acknowledgement will
be appreciated if you intend posting and/or
contain gelatine of non-Halaal
slaughtered sources, and is no longer
certified by SANHA.
We urge Halaal traders and
consumers to exercise restraint!
queries pertaining to the above or any other
aspect of Halaal may be referred to our offices.
Halaal Helpline: 0861 786 111
Who in the world of Halaal
Hifz-Khairul Madaaris, Johannesburg Alim
- Khairul Madaaris and Darul Ulum Zakariya
Educator at Khairul Madaaris and at Houghton
Applications Department Assistant in the
Johannesburg offices of SANHA.
Responsibility: Handling of new
applications, preliminary site audits, preparation
of agreements and finalisation of certification.
Let us unite our resources in assisting
and promoting the noble Deen of Al-Islaam,
to equip ourselves with adequate and necessary
knowledge and spirit to uplift our communities
both on a micro and macro level.
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African Perception of Allah - The Sotho
Africa's diversity of tribes, cultural patterns
and the legacy of colonialism, most of the Continent
still holds true the concept of Monotheism.
our last Bulletin we spoke of the Zulus. In
the Sotho group of languages of Southern Africa,
the traditional name of Allah is "Ramasedi"
which means "He from who comes light".
This name which is used in the context of an
attribute, bears a similar connotation as the
attribute of Allah, an-Noor (The Light).
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column of positions vacant at SANHA and its
family of certified establishments.
Vacancy - Halaal Supervisors
for Retail Bakery Outlet
(Amanzimtoti and Bluff areas)
Responsible for the Halaal Programme which includes
in the main:
* Regular reporting to the SANHA
* Follow up corrective measures
in the food service field an advantage
Deeni (Islamic) reputation
knowledge pertaining to Halaal/ Haraam
to forward detailed CV to SANHA Offices
Email Only: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax: 031 207 5793
SANHA establishments: send your vacancies
An email is going around that says
Nandos in the UK is sourcing poultry
from commercial abattoirs which
are Haraam and that the situation
is the same with South African abattoirs.
SANHA is not the
certifier of Nandos here nor in
the UK and cannot comment on that
over which we have no jurisdiction.
The allegation made in the email
regarding abattoirs in South Africa
is baseless. As per the testimony
of our Ulama all abattoirs certified
/ approved by SANHA
comply with the requirements of
Islamic Ritual Slaughter.
further detailed response to this
I would like to enquire about the
Halaal status of Dove soap as I
have heard it contains pig fat.
In terms of information at our disposal
Dove soap is Halaal suitable.
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will use the useful tips for the
hair. We appreciate the continued
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Thank you for sending me these
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encourages all the mothers who
are afraid to fast while breastfeeding.
a mother of twins (two 6 month
old girls), I'm feeding both while
fasting and my milk supply is
not affected. I hope my experience
can help other Muslim mothers
in their doubt "fasting
you to Brother Rafeek Parak for
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Commercial manufacturers control
the dry matter in their yoghurt
to ensure consistency of production.
One of the methods is the use
of the sodium salt of casein,
a milk protein. In powder form
its functional properties are
water binding, emulsification,
whitening and whipping. It is
also used in coffee whiteners,
non dairy whipped toppings, processed
meats and desserts.
good - feel good. Tips for
a sound mind in a sound
CUCUMBER FACIAL CLEANSER
relief for your skin with
a fresh wholesome smell
using the coolness of
the cucumber. Brings the
skin back to life and
can be used for the entire
body as well.
do not peel)
russet potato (Chopped,
do not peel)
teaspoon baking soda
cup plain yoghurt -
for a list of SANHA
certified yoghurts click
non fat yoghurt
Add 2 teaspoons lemon
Increase baking soda to
Use egg white only, remove
In a blender, mix cucumber
and potato together on
medium speed for 20 seconds.
Add remaining ingredients
and blend on low speed
for 1 minute. Moisten
face with warm water and
apply cleanser with a
washcloth in a gentle
circular motion. Rinse
clean with warm water,
follow with cool-water
Makes 1 1/2 cups.
life: cover and
refrigerate; discard after