Rights, a Divine code
Africans commemorate Human Rights day
on Saturday 21st March each year as a
tribute to those killed in Sharpeville
in 1960 for demonstrating against Apartheid.
Without taking away an atom’s weight
of credit for their valiant sacrifice
and the impetus given to the liberation
struggle and the freedom that we enjoy
today, we should not forget that it was
Islam that gave mankind an ideal code
of human rights fourteen centuries ago.
These rights confer honour and dignity
on mankind and eliminate exploitation,
oppression and injustice.
Divine rights were many as enshrined in
the Noble Quran*, painstakingly demonstrated
by the exemplary life of the Prophet Muhammad
(Peace be upon him) and summarised in
his Last Sermon. Accordingly, and as a
logical sequence, it must follow without
question that Muslims ought to be in the
forefront of promoting and upholding human
rights. But sadly, events on both a global
and local scale paint another picture
altogether. Witness the events unfolding
in North Africa and the Middle East with
regime changes and the reaction of world
leaders. Why is it that even after their
liberation there is still a massive and
in most cases illegal outflow of the “liberated”
Muslims to Westernised countries?
here at home whilst enjoying the fruits
of peace and stability harvested after
the liberation struggle waged by others,
the extremists and zealots are desperately
attempting to hijack the rights of protection
of honour, reputation and free association
through their vociferous outbursts, chain
emailing and distribution of leaflets
and legal actions. Vile language, name
calling, hurling of insults and sowing
confusion by so called Ulama against other
learned leaders and the community is the
order of the day and both a denial and
intolerance of the individual’s
right to follow their own choices on issues
such as dietary requirements and Muslim
is an advisory body and does not compel
anyone to follow its rulings. It is proud
of and grateful for the support of the
broader community, mainstream Ulama leadership,
Islamic organisations and industry representatives
who refuse to be intimidated by the extremists.
enjoining good and forbidding evil to
fellow Man is an Islamic duty, denying
or usurping their legitimate rights is
unpatriotic and a betrayal of the Divine
For a free copy of an English translation
of the Noble Quran see
Story of our Beginning, the Present and
a fitting tribute to the pioneering spirit
of their forbears who at the turn of the
last century settled in the Elsburg area,
alhamdulillah! A Masjid rises. The Elsburg
Muslim Jamaat that tended to a community
of 20 families who used a little room for
Salaah for five decades has embarked on
the ambitious project of establishing its
first Masjid near Wadeville, Germiston.
by the respected Moulana Ayub Kachwee and
supported by Moulana Shabier Saloojee, the
project will incorporate a Masjid, 3 classrooms
and Muazzin quarters on its 900 square meter
premises – click
here for images.
know more about this project, you may contact:
Ayub Kachwee – Chairman
Moulana Moosa Pandor – Secretary
Tel: +27 11 862 1002
Cell: +27 82 578 3006
Fax: +27 11 824 2320
and Traditions of the Prophet Muhammad
peace be upon him)
Ayuub al-Ansaari radiyallahu ‘anhu
We were with Rasulullaah sallallaahu ‘alayhi
wa sallam one day, when food was presented
to him. I had never seen any food more
blessed than that in its beginning and
more deficient in its end. We asked, “Ya
Rasuulallah! How is this?”
He replied, “We mentioned
the name of Allaah (Bismillaah) when we
started eating. Then someone sat with
us who did not mention the name of Allaah.
Shaytaan therefore ate with him.”
: Mawlana Zakariya Kandalwi comments:
Majority of ‘Ulama interpret, “Shaytaan
therefore ate with him,”
literally. It is not impossible for him
to eat and drink. This Hadiith only mentions,
It is therefore sufficient. It is however
recommendable to recite the full, “Bismillaahir
‘Ulamaa have also written that to
recite Bismillaah audibly is better as
to remind anyone who has forgotten.
Ash-Shamaail lit-Tirmizii, Chapter on
what Rasulullaah sallallaahu ‘alayhi
wa sallam said before and after eating.
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.
Casserole BBQ chicken
and Cola Beverages are always in the news
for different reasons. To sink your teeth
into this we have turned to a recipe that
uses both these items as principal ingredients
for you to chew on.
About 5 1/2 cups cut-up chicken or chicken
breasts, thighs, legs (for a list of SANHA
certified/approved poultry abattoirs Click
2 tsp. salt
About 1/3 cup oil
1/2 cup finely diced onion
1/2 cup finely diced celery
1/2 cup finely diced green pepper
1 cup ketchup
1 cup Cola soft drink (click
here for a list of SANHA
certified beverage suppliers)
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp. salt
1/2 tsp. basil leaves
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/8 tsp. pepper
Rinse chicken pieces; pat dry. Coat chicken
with the flour and the 2 tsp. salt. Brown
pieces on all sides in the hot oil, then
place pieces in a casserole dish. (Discard
drippings.) Combine remaining ingredients,
mixing well. Spoon sauce over chicken,
covering all pieces. Cover casserole,
bake in moderate oven, 180°C for about
1 1/4 hours, or until chicken is fork-tender.
If desired, serve chicken with sauces
on hot cooked rice. Makes 4 to 6 servings
(about 3 cups sauce).
tip - *To reduce foam for accurate
measurement, use Cola soft drink at room
temperature and stir rapidly.
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"bites" to whet the appetite
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. We bring
you 3 international food terms.
Wo mein – egg noodles in
meat sauce, with vegetables, prawns, or
Nicoise – cooked with tomatoes,
onions, garlic and black olives.
– cooked with tomatoes and basil.
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:
back the clock
good husband like most of the readers
of this bulletin, asked his wife what
she'd like for her 20th anniversary. "I'd
love to be six again,"
she replied. So the dutiful husband on
the morning of their anniversary, got
her up bright and early. He didn’t
let her prepare breakfast and gave her
a cereal with lots of sugar and juice.
He then took her for a drive to the park
where he ignored the curious stares and
put her on the swing and see saw. Thereafter
they went to a local funfair where he
arranged for his dear wife to be put on
every ride at the funfair. Throughout
the day he ignored her normal dietary
restrictions and plied her with soft drinks,
popcorn, toffee apples and candy floss.
He then took her to a popular restaurant
(SANHA certified, of
course) for lunch and even got her a kiddies
meal with a little toy.
hours later with her head reeling and
her stomach upside down she asked to go
home and collapsed into bed. Her husband
leaned over and lovingly asked, "Well,
what was it like being six again?"
She opened her eyes and said, "You
fool, you idiot, I meant my dress size."
moral of this story is: When a
woman speaks and a man is actually listening,
he will still get it wrong.
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PIZZA, (BLAIRGOWRIE, JOHANNESBURG)
Is No Longer certified Halaal by SANHA.
New owner will be trading as a non-Halaal store.
Kindly exercise restraint!!
queries pertaining to the above or any other aspect
of Halaal may be referred to our offices.
HELPLINE 0861 786 111
/ LAYS SNACK products
is pleased to advise that we have successfully concluded
the review of the SIMBA / LAYS SNACK
products. Accordingly, the Chipniks, BBQ variants
and all other meat connotated flavours are now also
approved by SANHA.
Niknaks Cheese and Doritos Collisions Buffalo Wings
remain under review. We shall advise once finalised.
queries pertaining to the above or any other aspect
of Halaal may be referred to our offices.
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: Qualified as a Mufti with specialization
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FORMATION OF OIL
we know today, the remains of plants and animals
decayed on compressed by the earth’s crust
kilometers below after millions of years rises
to the surface on gas.
was described in the Noble Quran at a time when
the formation of oil and its product petrol
was not known to mankind.
And who bringth out the (green and luscious)
pasture, and then doth make it (but) swarthy
stubble.” (Surah 87 verse
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- Does SANHA recognise meat products
by other bodies? I ask this because
some SANHA butchers stock chicken
products certified by other groups
but the butchery is certified by
- Where a meat product is certified
by another Halaal body and SANHA
enjoys abattoir access rights and
is satisfied with the slaughter
processes and Halaal programme as
verified by our regular ongoing
inspections, then we would give
endorsement to such products and
approve its sale at SANHA
- I would like to know which omega
3 caps can I take. Most of them
are made with soft gel caps made
- The following Omega products are
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• Comega by Georen
Q- Can we consume anchor
yeast? Which yeasts can we consume?
- Anchor Yeast is certified Halaal
NCP yeast is also certified Halaal
Annual General Meeting
SOUTH AFRICAN CHAMBER OF BAKING
73rd Annual General Meeting
of the SA Chamber of Baking
will be held at the Royal
Elephant Hotel and Conference
Center, Bondev Park, Cnr Willem
Botha and Wierda Roads, Eldoraigne,
Centurion on 24 and 25 March
Labelling of foodstuffs
• Reduction of salt
• Carbon footprint of
• Critical assessment
of the Consumer Protection
• Energy and water in
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• Trends in food safety
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to many proudly South African
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Ext 2, Gauteng, South Africa -
Cell B Food Processing, 8C Mill
Street, Boltonia, Krugersdorp,
Gauteng, South Africa - Fruit
Interlink Trading, Unit 358 Politician
Way, Northlands Business Park,
Northriding, Gauteng, South Africa
African Heritage Contract Packers,
9 Schenk Road, Pinetown, KwaZulu
Natal, South Africa - Packers
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Road, New Germany, Durban, KwaZulu
Natal, South Africa - Culinary
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22-23 March 2011
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23-25 March 2011
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and trade by mutual goodwill"
Noble Quran Chapter
4 Verse 29
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discovery column of spectacular
spice, fabulous fruit, incredible
ingredient, vital vegetable, marvelous
mineral and vibrant vitamin.
is a starch extracted from the
sago palm stems, Metroxylon sagu.
A major staple food of the traditional
communities of Indonesia and Malaysia.
It is cooked and eaten in various
forms, such as rolled into balls,
mixed with boiling water to form
a paste, or as a pancake.
is produced commercially in the
form of "pearls" and
these are similar in appearance
to tapioca pearls. Sago can be
made into steamed puddings such
as sago plum pudding, ground into
a powder, used as a thickener
for other dishes, a dense flour,
noodles, white bread and is often
found in drinks and smoothies.
starch is not just limited to
its uses for the food industry,
but can also be used as a key
material input in various industries
such as paper, plywood, and textile
sago, when soaked and cooked,
become much larger, translucent,
soft and spongy making it a popular
supplementary filling for pies.
Widely used in Indian, Bangladeshi
and Sri lankan cuisine in a variety
good - feel good. Tips for
a sound mind in a sound
to statistics a person
has a 41.28% chance of
getting cancer in his
or her lifetime. The average
age for diagnosis of Cancer
is around 67 years old
and the average age at
death is 73 years old.
The causes of most cancers
are unknown. Some have
been shown to have a genetic
link, whereas others are
thought to be related
to risk factors including:
a change of diet, lack
of sleep, lack of exercise,
smoking, drinking and
stress. The causes for
nearly two thirds of all
cancers, however, still
remain mere speculation
rather than real science
are some tips to avoid
Cancer without incurring
Stop smoking, or even
better, never start.
• Balance food intake
with exercise. Obesity
must be avoided at all
• Choose to eat
unrefined starch, such
as brown rice and whole
• Reduce sugar intake.
• Reduce salt intake.
We eat approximately ten
times the quantity of
salt that we need.
• Reduce the intake
of animal fats, whether
in the form of meat or
• Eat more beans.
• Increase folic
acid intake. This is found
in spinach, among other
• Increase omega-3
fatty acid intake. Use
canola oil instead of
• Eat lots of fruit
• Eat more tomatoes.
Among their many health
benefits, tomatoes are
also very good protection
against prostate cancer.
(While researchers are
divided on the cancer-fighting
properties of tomatoes,
everyone agrees that they
are nutritious, so you
can't go wrong here.)
• Use olive oil
on salads – the
cold-pressed virgin olive
• Drink tea.
• Avoid too much
sun, or even better, don’t
go into the sun unless
• If any symptom
that suggests cancer persists
for more than two weeks,
consult a GP.
Dr Carl Albrecht,
chief researcher of the
Cancer Association of
South Africa. Discovery