South African National Halaal Authority
Decemberr 2010: Muharram 1432

No. 59

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



Through a most appropriate analogy from the Revelations in the Noble Quran, parallels can be drawn on the medium and effect of the airwaves for broadcasting.

“By the (winds) that scatter broadcast and those that lift and bear away heavy weights”

(Surah 51 Ad Dhariyat Verses 1 and 2)

Just as particles of dust, seeds, clouds and rain have an effect on climatic changes that benefit our physical world, so too can the airwaves be harnessed to sweep aside burdens of customs and superstitions to benefit us spiritually

Whilst television maybe the bubblegum of the eyes, it is radio that is the theatre of the mind.

Prior to the liberation of South Africa in 1994, radio was a centralized monolithical self-serving tool of the ruling party. Today, the Government in keeping with our enlightened constitution has “demassified” this medium by allowing permanent and temporary community Radio stations to serve the diversity of the Rainbow Nation.

Alhamdulillah! This policy has allowed the Muslims to establish and operate several radio stations in the country such as the Voice of the Cape, Radio Islam and others.

SANHA is cognizant of their important role in the spiritual upliftment of our Ummah and supports their endeavours. In fact SANHA hosts a weekly program on Radio Islam and appears on others regularly. SANHA has also invited the stations to seminars, workshops and its AGM’s.

There are unfortunately those who through irresponsible journalism, lack of Islamic knowledge, disrespect and a wild penchant for trying to sensationalize issues who create fitnah and division in the community. Doubt is fomented by allowing maverick elements to issue statements only for the station then to act as the knight in shining armour riding to the rescue. Name calling, false charges, gate crashing presenter’s homes etc are some of the tactics employed.

We urge all Muslims to stand out for justice by protesting to the guilty stations and by reporting their actions to the appropriate authorities if necessary.

SANHA is committed to protecting and cherishing good radio as one of the gifts of freedom.



The Story of our Beginning, the Present and the Future

Radio Islam

Radio Islam was amongst the first of the community radio stations that were established in a liberated South Africa. It is a free on air service that broadcasts on medium wave 1548.

Its original footprint was the greater Gauteng area. However, with advances in satellite technology and use of a signal decoder, one can receive clear signals all over Southern Africa. Also with audio streaming via their website www.radioislam.co.za listenership has gone global. Thousands of hits from countries as far away as Australia, USA, Saudi Arabia and the UK bear testimony to this.

Radio Islam's objectives are:

• The promotion of Islam to all via the airwaves.
• The upliftment of humankind.
• Striving to be an authentic Islamic voice
• Alternative news and current events programmes

The general program comprises of:

• Qiraat
• Da'wah
• Halaal Consumables
• News
• Talkback Programmes
• Women Issues
• Business In Islam
• Youth
• Children's programs
• Tafseer
• Fiqhi Matters
• Spiritual Upliftment
• Information Updates
• Political Issues
• Medical programme

Special Mention

The Durood Challenge

An astounding 20 million duroods received in response to the stations Durood Challenge.

The Women of Wonder (WOW) Tribute program received two awards at the MTN Radio Awards in 2010, taking the award amidst heavy competition from the big names in the Radio Industry.

This was followed by the Men of Real Excellence (MORE) Tribute, highlighting the efforts and achievements of Muslims within the Southern African Community in bringing about Social upliftment in their communities. Every entrant was worthy of the title Men of Real Excellence, and the main objective of inspiring others to take up the mantle of community service was achieved.

The M.U.S.A.A.F.I.R Campaign focused on crucial day to day aspects of Life, the relationships between husband and wife, father and son, mother and daughter, and employer and employee relationship. The eventual winner of the Musaafir Campaign, was very emotional in the finale and touched the hearts of all the listenership with her struggle with cancer and how she overcame continuous obstacles to emerge stronger, and the prize trip for Umrah which she won. Radio Islam Quiz was as entertaining as ever, and the Haj Trip for two was won after four weeks of rigorous questioning.

The Haj broadcast entitled : “From Lenz… to the Holy Lands” – with the overall theme of “in the Footsteps of Ebrahim (AS)” transported the listeners to the Holy Lands with Live crossovers, interviews with Hujaaj, dua’s from Arafaat, basically every step of the way for the Haj period. Listeners complemented the broadcast and were spiritually rejuvenated through the efforts of the Radio Islam Team.

Radio Islam continues in its efforts to bring quality programming to its listenership, and to continue setting the benchmark for Islamic broadcasting excellence.

Radio Islam is an ardent supporter of issues pertaining to the consumption of Halaal and dedicates a weekly program to it. Catch it on Mondays at approximately 18h30.

Contact Details:

Tel: +27 11 854 7022
Fax: +27 11 854 7024
On air live: +27 11 854 1548


Email: info@radioislam.co.za

Watch out for SANHA’s forthcoming competition to win a Radio Islam satellite decoder.


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

Ibn ‘Abbaas radiyallaahu ‘anhumaa narrated:

"Rasuulullaah sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam answered the call of nature. He returned and they offered him food. They asked, “Will you not perform wudu first?” He replied, “When I am going to offer Salaah, I shall perform wudu."

Comment: Mawlaanaa Zakariiyaa Kandalwii comments:

"It is Mustahab to be in a state of wudu at all times, not specifically at the time of eating. Physical cleanliness has an effect on spiritual cleanliness. On that basis one should perform wudu after relieving oneself."

Reference: Ash-Shamaail lit-Tirmizii, Chapter on the ablution of Rasuulullaah sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.



Tried and tested recipes from chefs, gourmet connoisseurs, contributors and also from kitchens of our certified plants for your culinary pleasure.

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Stop clucking around. Rich in iron and vitamin A, livers can be baked, broiled, fried and made into spreads.

Here is a delightful recipe that you can cook up in about 15 minutes that will serve 6 to 8 people.

30 ml Peri Peri oil
50 ml Lemon juice
* 25ml Robertsons Portuguese Chicken Spice
700g Chicken Livers, cleaned - For a list of SANHA certified poultry click here.

50 ml oil/butter
200g Onion, diced
150 g Green pepper, diced
* 10 ml Robertsons Portuguese Chicken spice
125ml Peri-peri sauce
20ml Fresh coriander, chopped
* 5ml Robertsons cayenne Pepper
10 ml Sugar
100 ml Water

Mix Peri-peri oil, lemon juice and Robertsons Portuguese chicken spice. Rub into chicken livers and marinade for ten minutes. In a heated, heavy frying pan, sauté the livers until cooked and set them aside. In the same frying pan (do not wash), heat the butter and sauté onion and green pepper until soft. Add all the other ingredients and heat – simmer for five minutes. Add livers back to the pan and heat through. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander and serve with bread fingers.

TIP: Make you own Peri-peri oil by infusing Robertsons Peri - Peri spice with sunflower oil.

*The Robertsons range spices are certified Halaal by SANHA. Look out for our logo.

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!





Afrikaans is the third most common language in South Africa. According to the 2001 census, it is spoken by 13.3% of the population, or 5 983 420 people – mainly coloured and white South Africans. The language has its roots in 17th century Dutch, with influences from English, Malay, German, Portuguese, French and some African languages. One of the first works of written Afrikaans was Bayaan-ud-djyn, an Islamic tract written in Arabic script by Abu Bakr.

Afrikaans came into its own with the growth of Afrikaner identity, being declared an official language – with English – of the Union of South Africa in 1925. The language was promoted alongside Afrikaner nationalism after 1948 and played an important role in minority white rule in apartheid South Africa. The 1976 schoolchildren's uprising was sparked by the proposed imposition of Afrikaans in township schools.

Most Afrikaans speakers (41.8%) live in the Western Cape, where it is the language of more than half of the provincial population. It's also common in Gauteng, where 20.9% of Afrikaans speakers live, making up 13.6% of the provincial population. Although only 9.5% of Afrikaans speakers live in the Northern Cape, it's the dominant language there, spoken by 68% of the provincial population. Afrikaans is also spoken by 9.3% of the people of the Eastern Cape, 11.9% of the Free State's population, and 7.5% of the people of North West.

A large portion of the Muslim population of South Africa live in the Western Cape where Islam was first introduced in the 17th century.

Click here for your amazing free offer of the Quran in Afrikaans.



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:


There isn’t much fun in medicine but there is a lot of medicine in fun. Research has shown enormous benefits from muscle relaxation, reduction of stress hormones, immune system enhancements and cardiac exercise, reduction in blood pressure and a general feeling of wellbeing when humour is applied even to terminal patients.

1. Doctor! Doctor! What should I do? I can’t seem to remember anything. I think I am losing my memory.
Go to reception right now, pay for this consultation, bring me a receipt and I will attend to you.

2. Doctor! Doctor! What can you give me for wind. I seem to have a lot of wind.
Nurse, give this patient a kite.

3. Doctor! Doctor! There is a ringing in my ear. What should I do.
Don’t answer it.

4. Doctor! Doctor! As a bachelor what is the most lethal food that I should avoid?
No question about it, it’s the wedding cake.

5. Doctor! Doctor! I have hurt my arm in several places. What should I do?
Don’t go to those places.

Conceived and presented on Radio Islam by our humourist every Monday morning after the 8:00 am news. Catch it on audio streaming http://radioislam.ndstream.net

Please feel free to download and use as you like. The courtesy of an acknowledgement will be appreciated if you intend posting and/or republishing.




(Cato Ridge)

are no longer certified by SANHA.

(owner has opted not to continue with certification)

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

SANHA Halaal Helpline: 0861 786 111



Who's Who in the world of Halaal

Name : Maulana Hashim Wadia

Marital Status : Married – 2 children

Education : Aalim - Madrasah Miftahul Uloom, Jalalabad, India

Other Interests : Reading, Sports and Spending time with Family

Position : Inspectorate Coordinator for Gauteng

Key Responsibility : Coordination of plant inspections and conducting inspections.

Message : May Allah Ta’aala grant the Ummah the taufeeq to understand the importance of Halaal consumption and May He protect us from Haraam.



Get the picture - it's worth a thousand words



Cape Dutch homestead and Voortrekker wagon. Graphic symbols of Afrikaner heritage on the cover of the Afrikaans gift pack. Its free and yours for the asking.

See competition/giveaway section




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

Giving Just Measure

Islam has accorded a very high status to the merchant because of his leadership role in society in wealth and job creation, empowerment and social responsibility. One of the many advices of the Noble Quran in matters of trade is, "Give just measure and cause no loss (to others by fraud), and weigh with scales true and upright, and withhold not things justly due to men, nor do evil in the land...” (Chapter 26, Verses 181 -183)

The Prophet Muhammad´s (Peace be upon him) life was one of meticulous honesty and scrupulous dealings on both a personal and business level to the extent that even his enemies would trust him. Hence he was known as, "the Trustworthy" and "the Truthful one". He also stated, "One who deceives is not of us." (Muslim)

Committing fraud by falsifying information and failing to honour an agreement is a grave sin, illegal, unpatriotic and a crime against Islam. Any Muslim aware of such a crime is honour bound for the sake of Islam to remedy such malpractice.



A column of positions vacant at SANHA and its family of certified establishments.

Vacancy - Halaal Supervisors

Required for Retail Bakery Outlet
(Amanzimtoti and Bluff areas)

* Responsible for the Halaal Programme which includes in the main:

• Monitor hygiene requirements
• Production supervision
• Stock control and monitoring of Halaal items and critical areas
• Other allocated tasks

* Regular reporting to the SANHA office
* Follow up corrective measures

• Experience in the food service field an advantage
• Sound Deeni (Islamic) reputation
• Basic knowledge pertaining to Halaal/ Haraam
• Matriculant preferred
• Traceable references
• Salary negotiable

Training provided

Applicants to forward detailed CV to SANHA Offices
Email Only: sanha-kzn@sanha.org.za
Fax: 031 207 5793


Consumer Helpline Consultant

• 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

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 or
Email: manager-gp@sanha.org.za

SANHA establishments: send your vacancies to pro-kzn@sanha.org.za for free advertising.




Q. Is snow flake cake mix Halaal? Which brand of cake mix is Halaal?

A - Snowflake Cake Mixes are not approved by SANHA. The manufacturer is unwilling to divulge information and make the required disclosures.

The Golden Cloud cake mixes are certified Halaal by SANHA.

Q. All the products manufactured by this company name DOFREEZE contain the SANHA logo. On the label, it says the products are manufactured from the United Arab Emirates. Please confirm. We're hoping SANHA products come to Canada?

A - Dofreeze is certified Halaal by SANHA. (click here for the full list of products manufactured by Dofreeze).

Q. We recently discovered that Robertsons Vanilla Essence has ethanol listed in the ingredients. We understand that , in terms of chemistry, ethanol is part of the group known as alcohols, but are unsure what the Islamic ruling is on it. We would like to know if this product may be used. Please inform?

A - Ethyl alcohol used in flavours as as extraction agents/ solvents etc are condoned when found in miniscule trace levels in end products. Such products (Vanilla Essence etc) would be permissible to consume. The reason for this is that the ethyl alcohol is not regarded as najis (impure) like wine etc and its application is not as an intoxicating element, hence the Fuqaha have condoned its presence in such instances.

There is total evaporation of alcohol in the baking process.


The Hunt for Underweight Bread

The "massive" sale of underweight bread has prompted nationwide checks to determine whether bread is being sold at the correct weight, the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications said on Tuesday.

"After discovering the massive sale of underweight bread, the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) has embarked on a countrywide bread survey to enforce compliance in line with the Trade Metrology Act." Metrology is the science of measurement.

The results of the survey would be announced in June 2011.

Compliance in the Western Cape had improved. "This can be attributed to the inspections work of the organisation and the legal action that NRCS had taken against a defaulting company in Cape Town.

"The company was selling bread tremendously short of the declared weight of 600g... The bread packed in bags declaring them as 600g were found on average to weigh 429g, with the lowest weighing a mere 398g."

Underweight bread resulted in consumers losing "millions of rands". The NRCS would take "drastic" action against perpetrators. (Source: Sapa)

Related reading – Click here


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:

* Mochachos, Shop 16, Saveway Crescent, Corner Mandela & OR Tambo Streets, Witbank, Gauteng, South Africa - Restaurant

* Lattelicous, Shop G34/G34a The Zone 2, Rosebank, Gauteng, South Africa - Coffee Shop/Restaurant

* Randvaal Chicken, Shop 4&5, Xaras Centre, Corner Columbine & Frandaph Avenue, Mondeor, Gauteng, South Africa - Butcher

* Shakila's Delight, 40 Granaat Street, Ext 5, Lenasia, Gauteng, South Africa - Home Caterer

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


Bulletin Competition 57/58


Question 1: Name any 3 formal members of SANHA.

Answer: Any 3 of the following:

* Association of Lawyers and Accountants for Islamic Law [AMAL]
* Central Islamic Trust
* Council of Ulama, Eastern Cape
* Crescent of Hope SA
* Darul Ihsan Islamic Services Centre
* Darul Waqaf Islamic Trust
* Durban Muslim Traders Association
* Gauteng Halaal Traders Association
* Islamic Medical Association
* Jamiatul Ulama (South Africa)
* Jamiatul Ulama, Western Cape
* Majlisud Da'wah wal Islaah
* Minara Chamber of Commerce
* Northern Cape Halaal Board
* South African Muslim Restaurants Association

Question 2. What size is the Braai Boss's grilling area?

Answer: 40 cm

Zainab Cajee – Johannesburg
Ebrahim Mohamed – Durban
Afzal Salie – Cape Town

To the winners - Masha Allah!

Jazakumullah Khairan to all those that entered.

Giveaway 1


A wonderful opportunity for you to own one of these gift boxes (click here) with an Afrikaans Quraan with great supporting booklets. Get one or more if you want to present it to you friends, colleagues, employees etc.

Kindly sponsored by the IPCI Click here for organisational 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.

Giveaway 2


Simply send your postal address to pro-kzn@sanha.org.za and we’ll mail you free of charge.

The calendar has times for Durban and Johannesburg.

SANHA supports the initiative of its member The Orient Old Boys in making this calendar widely available.




Skinless, washed and trimmed - whole chicken, cut chicken and fresh fillets.

Tel: 031 303 1955
Cell: 078 894 6644


Jazakallah for the wonderful website and for the superb organization that SANHA is. May Allah give all at SANHA the best of both worlds.

MK- Johannesburg

May Allah SWT reward all of you for your efforts in ensuring that we the people in the street, are aware of Halaal and Haraam. May 2011 be an even better year for your establishment Aameen.


Jazakallah for your excellent e-Bulletin. Keep up the good work and may the Almighty reward you abundantly. Ameen.

E.L. - Johannesburg


Forthcoming Events

16-18 January 2011
Winter Fancy Food Show
San Francisco
Moscone Convention Centre

Organizers: The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, Inc.
Tel: +(1)-(212)-4826440


29 January 2011 - 1 February 2011
Cologne, Germany

Koelnmesse, hall 10.1, entrance eastside
Organizer: Koelnmesse International
Contact: Annette Pringle-Kölsch
Tel: 011-486-2775


30 January 2011 -2 February 2011
ISM - World's biggest confectionery trade fair

Cologne Exhibition Centre
Organizers: Koelnmesse
Contact: Silke Blignaut
Tel: 011-486-2775

31 January 2011 – 2 February 2011
Seafood Summit
Vancouver, Canada

The Westin Bayshore
Organizers: Seafood Choices
Tel: +1 301 495 9570

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.


The following enquirers are seeking to source products:

Food Products
Bulk Quantities of Fruit

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


Even prior to the birth of agriculture nuts have been used as a source of food and oil. It was used later by the Greeks and cultivated by the Romans.

An important feature of Middle Eastern cookery, medieval Europe learned the use of nuts in cooking from the Arabs who apart from meat also used them in confectionery.

Walnut (Juglans regia) known as English and Persian walnut is versatile as it can be used immature or ripe, dried or toasted. Ripe walnuts are eaten as a dessert nut and are used in stuffings, confectionery, baking, salads and vegetarian cooking.

Not only do they taste great but are a rich source of heart- healthy monounsaturated fats and an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids which is not easily available.

Go nuts, Walnuts that is.


Health and Beauty

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

Fighting the flu with food
(Part 1)

Strengthen the immune system, combat viruses and keep the flu away. Anshul Jaibharat, B.Sc, PGDM tells us about the ACE triple effect to ward of the flu. “Vitamins A, C and E are powerful antioxidants that inactivate harmful free radicals and increase immunity by maintaining the body’s natural immune cells,” she says.

Fruits and veg
Go for veggies and fruits such as carrots, green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, cherries, gooseberries, and guava. Also load up on broccoli, cantaloupes, citrus fruits, pumpkin, squash and green peppers, which are great sources of vitamins.

Probiotics are good bacteria found in yoghurts and other cultured dairy products that increase the secretion of disease fighting immune enzyme found in intestines.

Nuts, beans, tofu, fish and meats
Tuck into tofu, dried beans and lean meats, as well as nuts, grains and fish to get adequate iron and selenium. Iron is great for strengthening overall immunity, while selenium helps in the growth of immune cells.


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

Tel: (+27 31) 207 5768
Fax: (+27 31) 207 5793
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Fax: (+27 21) 633 4148

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