Ramadaan draws to its end next Monday
or Tuesday depending on the sighting of
the moon, every Muslim looks forward with
great anticipation to the day known as
annual event is one of the most important
days on the Islamic calendar and welcomed
with gratitude and collective enjoyment.
This is only natural for it’s a
rejoicing of the month long devotion of
fasting, prayer and increased acts of
charity for drawing closer to our Creator,
instilling a sense of purpose and creating
empathy with the less fortunate.
this celebration where it is appropriate
for families and friends to get together,
forgive past mistakes and rekindle bonds
for the coming year as a “better
person,” it would
be an act of virtue if we entertain those
who are not in a position to enjoy the
showing determination in warding off the
pangs of hunger and thirst voluntarily
for thirty days from dawn to sunset, we
ought to automatically indentify and have
an affinity to those that go hungry involuntarily.
Our month long regimen of peace and prayer
in the tranquility of our homes and Masaajid
should have heightened our awareness of
the effects of poverty and crime in our
would be a sorry indictment if we fail
to act on the message of the Quran that
was revealed to the Prophet peace be upon
him for all mankind over 1400 years ago,
which we so diligently recited every night.
this high intensity regimen of transformation,
Muslims are equipped to lead from the
front in enjoining that which is good
and forbidding evil in the days to follow
behalf of all of us at SANHA, our certified
plants and families we ask the Almighty
to bless you and your family, your homes
and business with harmony, peace and prosperity
on this joyous occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
DAY / DATE: Saturday,
10th September 2011 – Insha
VENUE: Baitul Hamd
Auditorium, Cnr High and Dolly Rathebe
Story of our Beginning, the Present and
HILLS MUSLIM SOCIETY (RHMS)
Hills is a suburb of the city of Durban
in South Africa. It was established in the
early 1960’s as an “Indian”
area in line with the then
Nationalist Government’s apartheid
policy. No provision was made for places
inaugural meeting of the Reservoir Hills
Muslim Society was held on 12th March 1964
when a small group of concerned residents
met to determine how to meet the cultural
and religious needs of the Muslim residents
of Reservoir Hills. Their main concern was
the establishment of a Masjid and Madrasah.
the Society has, by the Grace of Allah,
made phenomenal strides with the establishment
of a Masjid, Madrasah, preschool and various
much needed community facilities.
these are Hifz classes, the arranging of
Eid Musalla and Ghusl and Kafan (washing
and shrouding) requirements of the deceased.
The society is associated with SANHA
and fully supports its activities.
project of the Reservoir Hills Muslim Society
is the Madrasah Mothers Committee who, in
a decade of tireless work, were responsible
for establishing the magnificent Reservoir
Hills Islamic centre.
new centre houses madrasah classes from
grade 1 to 8 with 8 teachers catering for
over 100 learners. Income derived from hiring
of the hall is ploughed back into the society
to help make it self sufficient.
hall situated at the corner of Mountbatten
and Halpin Avenue, Reservoir Hills, seats
400 in a dining reception setting, is fully
air conditioned and has easy access support
facilities for banqueting. It is proving
to be popular as a wedding reception venue
and has also hosted several family reunion
details and enquiries:
Reservoir Hills Islamic Society
person for Hall Hire: Sister Zubeida
+27 31 262 8266
and Traditions of the Prophet Muhammad
peace be upon him)
Saeed al-Khudri (radiyallahu anhu) narrates:
waged battle at the side of Rasulullah
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when 16 days
of Ramdaan 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.”
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 Muslim
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 such etiquette as well.
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.
is the favoured Eid dish of the day in
many homes. Be different, “up
the stakes” and surprise
your guests and the in laws too with this
Pepper Steak served with a creamy mushroom
sauce. It works every time with the same
kg fillet steak, sliced like a butterfly
1 tsp salt [or to taste]
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp coarse black pepper
2 tsp garlic
1/4 cup black vinegar
1 Tblsp Soya Sauce
2 Tblsp HP sauce
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp garlic chilli sauce
steak in combined ingredients for at least
1/2 an hour.
Cook in +- 60g butter.
250ml fresh cream
250ml sour cream
1 tsp lemon pepper
Handful grated mozzarella cheese
mushrooms in a little butter.
Add fresh cream, sour cream and lemon
Allow to thicken, remove from stove and
Before serving, pour sauce over steak.
Serve with hot chips.
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
longer or on the move, he stops here, there and
everywhere to share what’s on his plate and
his mind. He may be in your place soon but you will
never know he is there.
SNACKS for genuine home baked butter biscuits
get biscuits and you get biscuits.”
I was tipped off by a friend on a little known home
industry that had been quietly operating in a Durban
suburb and delivering the taste.
phone call to the number below resulted in my placing
an order for butter biscuits in a barrel. Surprise!
Surprise! It was delivered the next afternoon without
fuss or bother in a sturdy plastic keeper.
different varieties of addictive “homely”
biscuits, which I subsequently learnt were mixed
and baked separately, almost didn’t make it
home with colleagues unashamedly tucking in. And
the cost? … just R75-00.
recommended with service that takes the cake by
a SANHA certified outlet.
Tahera +27 31 207 4336
hour Pie Stop
last months feature on BREAD AHEAD as the undisputed
Pie Champion, our foodie received news that the
flagship store in Problem Mkhize Road, Durban is
open 24 hours.
"bites" to whet the
appetite for knowledge.
Africa is a water scarce country in terms
of our limited supply.
consumed 384.7m litres of bottled water
you know how much water is used in processing
will be amazed at the facts below:
To produce one hamburger requires 1,100
litres of water.
• The production of 1 kg beef requires
16,000 litres of water.
• To produce 1kg of maize requires
900 litres of water.
• One cup of coffee needs 140 litres
• To produce one sheet of A4 paper
requires 10 litres of water.
from SANBWA (South African National Bottled
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:
Attorney and a Moulana
a well attended function a pompous young
attorney was displaying his knowledge
by posing questions to the various guests
that were proving difficult to answer.
He seemed to be enjoying the attention
of the audience as his targets squirmed
under his line of questioning. Finally,
he turned to the Moulana (learned man,
teacher) who was quietly enjoying a cup
of tea in the corner.
exchanging salaams and a brief introduction
he thundered straight in and said in a
loud voice, “I suppose
you Moulana’s are infallible and
never make any mistakes, am I correct?”
The Moulana stroked his
beard and calmly asked, “My
son, what brings you to that conclusion?”
“Well, I have never
heard any apologies and corrections in
your lectures,” replied
“Maybe you have not
heard this because I have been lecturing
before you were born. We are human and
make mistakes, we accept responsibility
and rectify it.” Then
turning on the young man attorney he says,
“Surely you make mistakes
“Yes! off course we
make mistakes, Moulana.”
To which the Moulana counters, “And
tell me son, how do you rectify it?”
replies: “Well, I weigh
up the situation and if there is an element
of truth in the matter I let it go and
leave it at that. What about you?”
with a little sparkle in his eyes answers,
“Pretty much the same.
In fact last week in my bayaan(lecture)
I meant to say that Shaitaan, is the father
of all Liars but accidentally said Shaitaan
is the father of all lawyers… so
I let it go and left it at that.”
The sound of laughter from the room followed
the young man as he beat a hasty retreat.
and presented on Radio Islam by our humourist
Ebi Lockhat 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
AGM 2011 - Sat, 10 September 2011
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
invites you to its AGM
Saturday, 10th September 2011 – Insha Allah
Baitul Hamd Auditorium, Cnr High and Dolly Rathebe
Roads, Fordsburg, Johannesburg.
Who in the world of Halaal
: Moulana Anees Kara
Status : Married
: Islamic Education Graduate
Interests : Golf
: SAPS Reservist, Paramedic,
Imaam, Ustaadh in Maktab
: Auditor– SANHA Gauteng
Responsibility : Conducting audits
at certified establishments
: By consuming Halaal our Duaas
and Ibaadat will be accepted.
the picture - it's worth a thousand words
Hazrat Moulana Yunus Patel Saheb (Rahmatullah Alayh).
of Hazrat’s chart from one of his workshops for
Muallimahs (female religious teacher).
here to view
out of every five persons on this planet is
a Muslim. He is your neighbour, customer, supplier,
employee, boss or friend.
Prophets Whose Names Are Mentioned in the Qur’an:
to a narration of the Prophet Muhammed peace
be upon him, one hundred and twenty four
thousand Prophets were sent for the guidance
of Mankind by the Almighty. Twenty five of them
are mentioned in the Quran, peace be upon them
Please advise if Sinutab is Halaal
Only the Sinutab with Codeine contains
gelatin of non- Halaal slaughtered
animals. The Sinutab ND, Sinutab
3-Way tablets, Sinutab Sinus Allergy
Congestion and Pain tablets, Sinutab
Sinus Allergy Congestion tablets,
Sinutab Sinus Allergy tablets, Sinutab
Sinus Allergy Oral solution and
Sinutab Nasal Spray variants are
Halaal suitable as per information
at our disposal.
Please advise if Tinkies is Halaal?
Tinkies that bear the SANHA logo
is now certified Halaal by SANHA.
Kindly ensure the SANHA logo is
appended to the packaging.
Please advise if Berocca is Halaal
Berocca is Halaal suitable as per
information at our disposal.
WILLIAMS SWEET VICTORY FOR
to our own SANHA certified
manufacturer of handmade nougat.
the face of stiff competition
in the United Kingdom against
7482 products, evaluated by
350 food experts that included
retailers, chefs, buyers and
restaurant critics, three
of the SALLY WILLIAMS nougats,
walked away with prestigious
awards including the three
HACCP accredited manufacturer
can rightfully be called a
world class producer of nougat.
+27 11 608 3344
certifies over 1400 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:
Mister Distributor, 3 Amaryllis
Street, Malabar, Port Elizabeth
In 2 Food, 67 Middle Road, Bartlett,
Boksburg - Snacks
Orbie Donuts (Rick Jordan) - Orbie
Mini Donuts & Chip Twister
Mountainview Dairy, 60 Percy Street,
Harrismith, Free State - Dairy
G - Roc (Fish & Chips), 46
Alwen Road, Ormonde, Gauteng -
a detailed list of SANHA
certified establishments and other
queries, please email email@example.com
(EATING MAT / DASTARKHAAN)
1,5 x 1 metre “leather
quality floor eating mat sponsored
by Darul Ishan Islamic Services.
a Sunnah (practice of the Prophet,
peace be upon him) which engenders
humility and respect.
limited quantity is available for
our readers to collect from our
offices. To spread the happiness
we are restricting it to one mat
from the 10 August 2011
only between 9am and 12:00am
and 2:00pm to 4:00pm weekdays only.
here to view
112 PAGE BOOK
instrument of light
Brother Dawood Ngwane’s presentation
and cogent reasoning that influenced
his journey to Islam.
sponsored by the IPCI Click
here for organisational profile.
HAZRAT MOULANA YUNUS PATEL (R.A)
quiet humble soul of human kindness, whose
entrance you never forgot and hoped there
would be no exit, was snatched away on 12/07/2011
from his family, legion of friends and the
was a natural born leader whose time had
come. Stepping into a vacuum when the community
and particularly the youth had been drifting
on the currents of complacency, he demonstrated
that “Oars alone can never
prevail to reach the distant coast, the
breath of Heaven must swell the sail or
all the toil is lost”.
Patel Saheb’s (R.A) mission was educating,
transforming and uniting both the Ulama
and Ummah. He was an avid and active patron
of SANHA who eagerly sought his advices
and direction on many issues in the field
of Halaal, given Hazrat Saheb’s experience
as the Ameer of the Jamiatul Ulama of Kwa
Zulu Natal whose certification activities
were ceded over to SANHA during his tenure.
is up to all of us not to allow his legacy
to fade away but to propagate his message
through his books, cds and lessons learnt.
Allah Ta’ala make his qabr a garden
from amongst the gardens of Jannah and unite
us with him in the hereafter.
further information go to www.yunuspatel.co.za
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from a happy enquirer.
that’s ultra fast service,
Jazakallah my kids are going to
enjoy Chipniks for Iftaar!!”
S. South Africa.
5 Stages to turning your business
into a dream business
Tel: +27 84 840 4444
6 September 2011
Supervisory skills –
Supervising your staff
Chamber of Business
Tel: +27 82 820 2412 / +27
31 563 4302
The Secret to Entrepreneurial
River club, Liesbeek Parkway,
The Protea Edward Hotel, North
Tel : +27 11 563 3800
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
12 September 2011
Driving Efficiency in Retail
Hotel and Spa
Organizers: Open Room Events
association with EMS
Tel: +44 208 222 8837
Telephone skills and Reception
Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Tel: +27 82 820 2412 / +27 31
Changes in Labour Law and keeping
up with Latest Case Law Updates
Conference Park, Rivonia, Sandton
Organizers: 1 Group Promotions
Tel : +27 11 782 7999 or
Neotel : +27 11 022 5832
17 September 2011
Community Fundraiser Tea Garden
Mariam Bee Sultan Centre, Overport
Organizers: Women’s Cultural
Tel : +27 31 208 6203
E-mail : email@example.com
discovery column of spectacular
spice, fabulous fruit, incredible
ingredient, vital vegetable, marvelous
mineral and vibrant vitamin.
known as gum acacia, Sudan gum
and gum hashab. It is edible and
carries the additive number E414.
It is harvested commercially from
by Egyptians more than 4000 years
ago in paints and their mummification
process, it is almost as crucial
to modern life as oil. It’s
used in soft drink syrups to begin
with and extensively used in candies
such as gum drops and marshmallows.
It is also used in medication,
food supplements, cake decorations,
art, photography and printing
industries as well as pyrotechnics.
the world’s supply and the
best quality of gum arabic comes
from Sudan despite trade sanctions
good - feel good. Tips for
a sound mind in a sound
– Fast fix for smooth
skincare treatment: Mix
about half-cup of lemon
juice to your bathwater
and soak in it for 15-20
to those blackheads: run
some lemon juice over
the affected area before
you pop into bed. Rinse
your face first thing
in the morning with cool
water and repeat this
home remedy till the blackheads
Mask for dry skin: mix
equal parts of olive oil,
lemon juice and honey,
and apply this over the
dry skin. Rinse with warm
water after 10 minutes.
dead skin cells: slice
a lemon into half and
dip it into some sugar
crystals. Rub this over
your face. Alternatively,
mix lemon juice, a little
water and sugar and rub
your face with this mixture
to exfoliate dead skin
Chandana Banerjee - India