Mankind listen to me”
thousand four hundred and twenty one years
ago, a man sitting atop a camel in the
burning heat the Arabian desert delivered
a sermon to the multitude gathered there.
It was no ordinary sermon by no ordinary
man for its effect was to reverberate
to the far flung corners of the of the
world with the adherents of that religion
numbering more than 1,5 billion of every
hue, colour, creed, kind, nationality,
living in almost every country of the
was a momentous farewell address by the
Final Messenger to Mankind, the Prophet
Muhammad (peace be upon him). It was a
miracle of elocution and compelling power
delivered with conviction and its message
enshrined virtue, piety, modesty and brotherhood
of man. In fact it was the first truly
universal charter of Human Rights long
before the one written by the United Nations
in 1940´s or the American President
Lyndon Johnson in 1960.
a summarised translation of the farewell
A video narration can also be viewed on:
an article of faith, Muslims have to consume
food that is Halaal. As per the latest
research the total size of the global
Halaal food market is worth about US$632
Billion per year. Through out the world
people, including non-Muslims, are shifting
to Halaal products due to health, purity
and hygiene, ultimately making Halaal
a lifestyle choice. SANHA’s mission
accords with the providing of services
to meet this need.
of late, non-Muslim producers who cater
for the needs of the Muslim community
have been targeted by religious extremists.
Islam is a religion of moderation and
we deplore and reject extremism from wherever
it emanates, be it by Muslims or non-Muslims.
Today, on the eve of the assembly of Hajj
culminating with the Festival of Sacrifice,
i.e. Eid ul Adha, more than ever, in a
world awash with rivers of blind prejudices
and uncalled for splits and rivalry, the
Divine Message must serve as a purging
torrent of spiritual enlightenment and
keeping with the spirit of the message,
our prayers are for all our certified
plants, member organisations, associates,
well wishers, staff, families and friends,
Muslim brothers and sisters and our critics,
to have a peaceful and joyous Eid ul Adha.
Story of our Beginning, the Present and
Madressa Koovathe Islam
the turn of the last century with the arrival
of Muslims from the Indian subcontinent
as labourers and merchants in the then British
colony of South Africa, a need for Islamic
Muslims of Verulam took up the challenge
and formed the Verulam Young Muslim Society
in 1917. One year later madrasah education
was provided at a home. The Verulam Madressa
Koovathe Islam organisation was formed and
tasked with the responsibility of overseeing
the educational needs.
society with its dedicated officials pursued
their task over the decades with vigour
and adapted to the challenges faced by the
community for secular education as well.
Amongst the momentous decisions and achievements
was the establishing of the school in 1955
and achieving a state-aided Indian school
status in 1962. The Apartheid laws prevented
the community from offering education to
any other population group except Indians.
by the grace of Allah Almighty the school
has its own premises with 23 classrooms,
2 specialized hifz classes and a multipurpose
hall. It caters for 550 learners ranging
from pre-school to matric with an emphasis
on Islamic ethos.
most striking feature of the school is that
65% of its learners are from the indigent
population and their fees are fully subsidized
by the society from their fund raising activities.
latest project of the school is the replacement
of the prefabricated preschool classroom
with a new modern building.
organization and its achievement is a fitting
tribute to the founding members who in 1917
desired to provide sound education to their
fellow human beings. May Allah Almighty
be pleased with them.
know more or to visit the institution contact
Tel: +27 (0) 32 533 1756
Fax: +27 (0)32 5331256
Mobile: +27 (0)82 8700619
Address: P.O. Box 544 / Verulam 4340
and Traditions of the Prophet Muhammad
peace be upon him)
Salamah radiyallahu anha narrates that
Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
"When you see the new moon of
Zul Hijjah, and intend to slaughter, then
refrain from (trimming) your hair and
nails." [Muslim, Kitaabul Adaahi]
Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam
has advised that those who will be slaughtering
for Id al-Adha, should refrain from cutting
their hair and nails from the sighting
of the moon of Zul Hijjah until the slaughter.
The benefit of this practise is that the
rest of the Ummah experiences an aspect
of the Ihraam state of the Hujjaj. Of
course this is not compulsory as Ihraam
is, nor is there a penalty upon those
who would cut their hair and nails, as
there would be for the Hujjaj.
slaughter thus entails a financial sacrifice,
an emotional sacrifice (especially in
the past when even city-folk would rear
the animal for several months and develop
an emotional attachment to it) as well
as a bodily sacrifice.
narrator of this Hadith is our Mother,
the honoured wife of Rasulullah sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam, Hind bint Abi Umayyah,
nicknamed Mother of Salamah. This is a
reminder that our sisters too bear a responsibility
in their own capacities to uplift and
spread this Deen.
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.
MARINADE FOR STEAK AND CHOPS
is the focal point of the Braai (BBQ)
and as the host you are “steaking”
your reputation on it. Choosing fine cuts
of meats and using the proven marinade
recipe of the Mothers Committee of the
Reservoir Hills Madressa of Durban, will
zoom you to the top of the pops with your
1 1/2 packet Knorr meat marinade
1 cup Knorr meat marinade sauce
1 1/2 tsp barbecue spice
1 1/2 tsp steak and chops spice
1 tsp mustard powder
1 tsp salt
3 tsp red chillie powder
1 tsp ginger garlic
3/4 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup lemon juice
above ingredients together
Marinate steak in marinade 1 hour before
Chops can be marinated a few hours before
Knorr range of marinade products, sauces,
soups, pastas, noodles and spices are
certified Halaal by SANHA. Look out for
competition section for a chance to win
the Braai Boss Braai Pan (click
you have a recipe to share?
in your recipes to firstname.lastname@example.org
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
MASHA ALLAH! WELL DONE!
for Darul Ihsan Islamic Services Centre
executive member of SANHA, they scooped
the Islamic Finance 2010 Business Award
in the Corporate Social Investments category.
doubt its leadership role in KZN as an
Ulama (Council of Muslim Theologians)
organization with its multi pronged approach
is yielding results and appreciated by
donors and the public.
details go to http://www.darulihsan.com
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:
The Boy from Hamilton with apologies
to our Kiwi friends.
the first day of primary school the teacher
asks everyone to count to 30. Some count
as high as 10 or 15 others can’t
get past 20, but Farouk counts up to 30
without making any mistakes. When he tells
his Dad how well he did, his dad says,
you are from Hamilton, my son.”
next day, the teacher asks everyone to
recite the alphabet. Most can only make
it halfway through without trouble, but
Farouk rattles off the letters perfectly.
When he brags to his dad about how he
did, his Dad explains, “that’s
because you are from Hamilton, son.”
next day the teacher takes the kids out
on the field for sports and activities.
Whilst most of them are nervous and hesitant,
Farouk excels. He runs faster, jumps higher,
does the haka stronger and kicks the rugby
ball further than the others. That night
he boasts, “Dad, I am
the strongest in my class. Is it because
I am from Hamilton?
“No, son,” explains his dad.
“it’s because you are 22”
and presented on Radio Islam by our humourist
every Monday morning after the 8:00 am
news. Catch it on audio streaming
feel free to download and use as you like.
The courtesy of an acknowledgement will
be appreciated if you intend posting and/or
(UMGENI BUSINESS PARK)
NO LONGER CERTIFIED HALAAL
queries pertaining to the above or any other
aspect of Halaal may be referred to our offices.
Halaal Helpline: 0861 786 111
erroneously appended the SANHA logo on packaging
the flavour is synthetic and does not contain Ham,
SANHA does not allow its logo on products with Haraam
queries pertaining to the above or any other
aspect of Halaal may be referred to our offices.
Halaal Help Line: 0861 786 111
Who in the world of Halaal
Name : Maulana Kassim Hussein
Status : Married
: Hafiz ul Quraan – Darul
Alim – Darul Uloom Azaadville
Interests : Reading, Sports and
Position : SANHA inspector,
Responsibility : Inspections of
certified plants and assisting with office
: Always remain humble, it will
only increase you in honour.
the picture - it's worth a thousand words
170,000 passengers expected to use the
train during the Hajj this year.
When completed it will transport 2 million pilgrims.
out of every five persons on this planet is
a Muslim. He is your neighbour, customer, supplier,
employee, boss or friend.
Scriptures of three of the world’s major
religions have embedded in them a common concept
of the ultimate sacrifice of a son by his father
for the pleasure of God Almighty, then it becomes
incumbent for cousins to understand its significance
here for the article that we have produced on
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: email@example.com
Fax: 031 207 5793
• Answering of telephonic queries
• Answering of email queries
• Meetings with companies
• Research products
• Preparation of weekly and monthly reports
• Database management
• Query Co-ordination and follow -ups
• General administration
• Sound Deeni reputation
• Articulate Communication
• Excellent People Skills
• Good Computer Literacy
• Able To Work Under Pressure
cv to: 011 870 8020 011 870 8020 or
SANHA establishments: send your vacancies
Could you please tell me if Steers
1000 Island Sauces are Halaal, as
I have seen the E-number E270 as
an ingredient. I have seen a list
stating E270 contains pig fat. Please
Kindly note that the Steers range
of sauces are certified Halaal by
SANHA. E 270 (Lactic Acid) is a
Halaal ingredient. It does not contain
Is bioplus and turbovite available
in sachets at the pharmacies permissible
In terms of information at our disposal
• Bioplus syrup contains a
high dosage of alcohol and should
not be taken.
• Turbovite Whizz Fizz is
Halaal suitable as per information
at our disposal.
Which jelly is suitable to have?
The following Jelly manufacturers
are certified Halaal by SANHA:
Gourmet Provisions - 021 975 1950
2) Saucalitos - 011 452 3300
3) Simply Delish - 082 901 3335
4) Sundew Food Man - 011 854 5845
5) Tekweni Food - 031 701 3604
6) Star Products – 031 569
7) Chipkins – 011 201 9400
Global Halal Congress - December
4, 2010, Karachi - Pakistan
Development Council is organizing
the 1st Global
in Pakistan with the theme
Pakistan’s Halal Potential’.
The Halal Congress is an International
conference to introduce Pakistan
to the leading Halal industry
experts, global Halal agenda
promoters and international
who was the first to provide
Halaal certification services
in Pakistan will be among
the more than 30 renowned
scholars, scientists &
Halal authorities from 20+
destinations (including Malaysia,
Thailand, Philippines, South
Africa, Mauritius, Malawi,
Turkey, Iran, Australia, Switzerland,
USA, UK, Brazil, Poland, Italy,
France, Germany & Bosnia)
to participate in the congress.
Congress will enable business
professionals from banking,
insurance, food and beverage,
tourism, logistics, and packaging
to identify the investment,
joint venture and trading
opportunities in Pakistan.
strength is a 100% Halal production
capacity base being from a
Muslim country, with over
170 million consumers within
Pakistan and a direct access
to a grand total of 470 million
Halal consumers in Afghanistan,
Central Asia & Middle
Development Council (HDC)
is an NGO located in Karachi,
in Pakistan dedicated to the
development of Halal Economy.
more details please write
download the Congress brochure
certifies over 1100 establishments
ranging from large multi-nationals
to many proudly South African
enterprises including cottage
congratulate the following for
being awarded the coveted SANHA
Halaal Mark of Assurance:
Pizza News, 43 Mint Road, Fordsburg,
Gauteng - Restaurant
Rabe Boerdery, Plot 151, Plaas
Foch, Fochville, North West -
Summerberg Farms, 19 Holding Road,
Benoni Orchards, Gauteng - Fruit
Turquaz Food, 16 Lathe Street,
Ext 2, Amalgam, Johannesburg -
Bay-Leaf Restaurant, Shop 2, Mint
Road, Fordsburg, Gauteng - Restaurant
a detailed list of SANHA
certified establishments and other
queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
A BRAAI BOSS BRAAI PAN
Get the sizzle and get the steak.
steel construction now with removable
legs for easy storage. Large 40cm
Lucky readers can each win one.
answer the following questions:
Name any 3 formal members of SANHA.
What size is the Braai Boss's
Which SANHA office would you like
to collect your prize from?
Competition closing date:
24 November 2010
3 Lucky readers will qualify!
your answers to
the second Halaal SPUR in KZN, this Muslim
owned franchise outlet opened for diners
this week with the legendary Spurs menu.
years in the making, this loved South African
brand now has 237 outlets in South Africa,
and further 28 international ones in UK,
Australia, and Mauritius.
new owners of Checotah Spur, Brothers Ashraf
and Mohamed Paruk, are ready to welcome
you to their 250 seater outlet for your
family meals or corporate events.
031 409 6803
Checotah Spur, Shop 34, The Ridge Mall,
Shallcross Road, Chatsworth, Durban, KZN
sponsor of the deluxe 40 cm Braai Boss stainless
steel braai pan is one of South Africa's
leading cookware manufacturers with a comprehensive
range of aluminium and stainless steel cookware
under the Oli & NMC Exquisite brands.
Oli Division manufactures: Aluminium pots,
frying pans, stock pots and cater pots
Stainless Division manufactures: High Quality
Stainless Steel Pots, Pan and Waterless
Cookware, High Quality Stainless Steel Waterless
offered in selected countries.
more information visit www.nmcexquisite.com
is the sponsor of our Win a Braai Boss Braai
Pan - See Competition
khair for the editorial on halal
gelatin. May Allah grant us the
wisdom to use the advice in the
editorial and to the writers of
Scientist - AgResearch Limited
Member- Fianz - The Federation
of Islamic Associations of New
Editor: See Smile
Awhile section for “The
boy from Hamilton”
Jazakallah for the feedback. Much
Allah protect us all from the
ones who spread fitnah & slander.
the good work.
(Feedback was on Nandos UK)
World Mamon Organization lunch
– community upliftment
last 100 years
Tel: +27 83 786 1119
16 November 2010
Smart Procurement World 2010
Conference and Expo
Contact: Liam Morrison
Tel: 086 133 4326
Darul Yatama Wal Masakeen Qurbani
here for more details
19 November 2010
IMA Fundraising dinner
here for more details
20 November 2010
Baytul Nur programme with Zain
Contact: Ayesha Variyawa
Tel: +27 (0)
31 209 7838
or +27 (0) 31 208 2468
24 November 2010
Own Label Show
JI Events Limited
Contact: Jon Irwin
Tel: +44 (0) 207 193 7173
Mount Edgecombe Country Club
Contact: +27 (31) 502 2901
1 December 2010
China Sourcing Fair
Gallagher Convention Centre
Tel: 0065 6547 2888
but let there be amongst you traffic
and trade by mutual goodwill"
(Noble Quran-Chapter 4, Verse
introductory service to foster
trade. Please undertake your own
checks as SANHA
cannot warrant nor take responsibility
on any transactions.
following enquirers are seeking
to source products:
Quantities of Fruit
Incredible branding and promotional
opportunities in SANHA's
flagship print edition newsletter.
75000 copies distributed nationally.
Issue number 12 publication date:
here for rates and viewing
of back issues.
exclusively for sanha certified
discovery column of spectacular
spice, fabulous fruit, incredible
ingredient, vital vegetable, marvelous
mineral and vibrant vitamin.
bright yellow spice and colourant
that is the root of Curcuma
Longa. Its active
ingredient is curcumin and it
has a distinctly earthy, slightly
bitter, slightly hot peppery flavor
and a mustardy smell. It has become
the key ingredient for many Indian,
Persian, Thai and Malay dishes.
It is used in canned beverages
and baked products, dairy products,
ice cream, yogurt, yellow cakes,
orange juice, biscuits, popcorn
color, sweets, cake icings, cereals,
is is also used in folk medicine,
cosmetics and for ceremonial purposes
in some cultures.
good - feel good. Tips for
a sound mind in a sound
strike - Dangerous chemical
agree that it's generally
safe to use high-quality,
fresh oil when frying.
Vegetable oils are reactive
substances that can undergo
dangerous chemical changes
when overused. "When
cooking oils and fats
are used over and over
in frying processes, they
start to break down to
eventually form unhealthy
says Prof Lodewyk Kock
of the University of the
Free State, South Africa.
In some instances, varnish-like
compounds can be formed.
Consumption of this has
been linked to growth
problems, diarrhoea, heart
disease, liver damage,
enlargement of the liver,
spleen, adrenal glands
study by the University
of Minnesota also shows
that in vegetable-based
cooking oils that are
heated or reheated for
hours at a time, there
is a build-up of a toxin
linked to heart disease
and neurological disorders.
oils seem to be more suitable
for frying than others.
Olive oil, for example,
is fairly stable at high
temperatures, thanks to
its high mono-unsaturated
fatty acid content. Canola
oil is another good one.
for safe oil use
A simple indicator that
oil may have been abused
is its colour. Fresh oil
has a clear, light yellowish
colour whilst old, used
oil has a dark mustardy
brownish colour. Overused
oil, besides being discoloured,
also has a rancid taste.
order to safeguard yourself
against abused oils, keep
the following in mind:
• Buy the best quality
oil you can afford and
only buy from reputable
Use only stainless-steel
Maintain a frying temperature
of 180 degrees Celsius
Soak raw chips in water
and then dry them before
frying to remove excess
moisture, thus delaying
the oxidation of oil;
• Filter oil after
use to remove small pieces
Store oil in a closed
container in a cool, dry
Throw away oil if it is
dark brown, tastes or
smells unpleasant, or
Carine van Rooyen, Health