In upholding its tradition of good governance
through transparency and openness, SANHA
hosted its Annual General Meeting to
the public on Saturday, 10th September
meeting widely advertised in the media,
was held in Fordsburg and was attended
by 129 people. SANHA once again walked
the walk by its officials presenting
their reports and handing out the audited
financial statements to all attendees.
keynote address was delivered by eminent
Islamic Scholar, Moulana Ahmed Suleman
Chohan of Durban. The Moulana who has
a long history of service to the community
is a founding member and Principal of
the Islaahul Muslimaat Madrassah of
Sherwood in Durban. He is also a trustee
of the influential Al Imdaad Foundation
that is involved with disaster relief
and humanitarian aid.
Mohammed Kaka of Lenasia deservedly
received the SANHA community recognition
award for his tireless and long service
towards upliftment of Islam particularly
in the field of education, leadership
the elections that followed, the following
were elected to office:
- Moulana Yusuf Patel : Jamiatul Ulama
of South Africa
CHAIRMAN - Moulana Mohammed Suliman:
Central Islamic Trust
- Brother Mohammed Seedat: Association
of Muslim Accountants and Lawyers
- Brother Riaz Jalal: Durban Muslim
wishes to thank the community for their
unwavering support and pledges to continue
serving you in a manner that pleases
Allah Ta’ala best.
MESSAGES part one of three
eat of the sustenance which Allah has
provided for you, lawful and good; and
be grateful for the favours of Allah,
if it is He whom ye serve."
(Surah An-Nahl, Verse114)
give praise and thank Allah Ta’ala
for the privilege of serving the Ummah
and the support of our many brother organisations
and well wishers.
reproduce some excerpts from their messages
received for our AGM.
am supportive and endorse SANHA’s
activities in ensuring that people consume
Halaal and trade only in Halaal. By people
I mean all mankind (not just believers)
as stipulated in the noble Quran. One
of my strategies of my da’wah over
the years was inviting people to my home
where over the barakah of a Halaal meal
friendships were formed. Many a journey
to Islam began with a morsel of Halaal
offer you the following advices:
and all Islamic Organisations must double
their efforts in the face of onslaught
we face worldwide today.
not compromise on Halaal or be discouraged
by detractors. Remember, if there are
no rumblings then you are not doing your
SANHA’s officials every success
and pray that Allah (SWT) accepts the
Ahmed Deedat quoting his father Sheik
Ahmed Deedat’s previous message
We sincerely express our heartfelt congratulations
to your past and future achievements as
national halal authority. We are sure
that all these proceedings will be conducted
in a usual brotherly manner while guided
by the Holy Qur'an and the and Sunnah.
express our heartfelt congratulations
to all the officers and members of SANHA
as we hope and pray that you will continue
to achieve the best in this world and
in the Hereafter.
Islamic Dawah Council Philippines
is reassuring to note the positive and
open approach that SANHA takes with regards
to its inner affairs and workings, together
with the extremely valuable and essential
conduct of the “outward”
affairs with respect to checking and certifying
foods and consumption matters for the
Muslim community at large.
continue to carry out this vital service
and in so doing, may The Almighty Allah
Subhanahu Wa Taala continue to grant increase
and shower blessings upon all the Ummah
at large and particularly to the hard
workers and dedicated personnel of your
Halal Science Center, Chulalongkorn University
(HSC) is an Academy in Halal Science and
Technology that has been working for Muslim
Consumer Protection since 1995.
was amongst the first foreign Halal Organization
of Halal certification HSC has been co-operating
with and has always created a confidence
for HSC in developing more of Halal Science
anticipates walking together with SANHA
for the benefit of Muslims all over the
World and for the prosperity of Islamic
World. May Allah requite Goods SANHA has
done for fellow Muslims.
The Halal Science Center Chulalongkorn
take this opportunity to place on record
our relationship and appreciation for
the support we have enjoyed for a number
of years with SANHA members from the Durban
branch. We also acknowledge assistance
from the SANHA Office in JHB. May Allah
Ta’ala make your AGM a success,
grant Barakah in your deliberations, acceptance
and it be a source of SADAQAH JAARIYAH.
Moulana S.A Asmal
May I take this opportunity to wish you
a successful meeting and may the Almighty
grant you success in all your endeavours
in the future.
Orient Islamic School
and Traditions of the Prophet Muhammad
peace be upon him)
bin Abi Salmah radiyallahu ‘anhu
went to Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi
wa sallam and found him eating. He said,
“Come, my son. Recite
the name of Allah. Eat what is closest
to you with your right hand.”
Ulama are unanimous that it is Sunnah
to recite, “Bismillah,”
before eating. These words are also most
authentic from the Hadith compared to
Ibn Maajah narrates that Rasulullah sallallahu
‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Shaytaan
eats with the left hand. Therefore do
not eat with the left hand.”
we take it for granted that we eat with
the right hand and clean ourselves with
the left, such basic hygiene is only part
of our lives due to the beautiful teachings
of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
the food closest to oneself is also amongst
the refinements of character based upon
Ash-Shamaail lit-Tirmizii, Chapter on
what Rasulullah sallallahu ‘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.
for Recipe – See
the Carlton Hotel in the lofty Carlton
Tower which opened in 1972, is South Africa’s
tallest building and changed Johannesburg’s
restaurant that won acclaim for its cuisine
was the Three Ships. We could not find
their menu from way back but surmise from
talking to some of our seniors, your description
(See Readers Write)
and the popular soup fare of restaurants
of this standing, you were served French
Onion Soup (Soup á
ancient origins and still in huge demand
due to the popularity of French cuisine,
its main component is caramelised onions
in a hearty beef stock finished (unfortunately)
with white wine.
is a recipe suitably adapted for Muslim
dietary requirements. Make it yourself
– fresh with no wine or other Haraam
time: 60-70 minutes
• 6 large red or yellow onions peeled
and thinly sliced.
• Olive oil.
• 1/4 teaspoon of sugar.
• 2 cloves garlic, minced.
• 8 cups of beef stock, chicken
stock or a combination of the two (traditionally
the soup is made with beef stock. I use
the Knorr stock cubes which are certified
• 1 Bay leaf
• 1/4 teaspoon of dry thyme.
• Salt and pepper
• 8 slices of toasted French bread.
• 1 1/2 cups of grated cheese with
a little grated Parmesan cheese.
1. In a large saucepan, sauté the
onions in the olive oil on medium high
heat until well browned, but not burned,
about 30-40 minutes (or longer). Add the
sugar about 10 minutes into the process
to help with the caramelization. Proper
caramelization is an important element
and brings the sweetness.
Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
Add the stock, bay leaf and thyme. Cover
partially and simmer until the flavours
are well blended, about 30 minutes. Season
to taste with salt and pepper. Discard
the bay leaf.
3. To serve you can either use individual
oven-proof soup bowls or one large casserole
dish. Ladle the soup into the bowls or
casserole dish. Cover with the toast and
sprinkle with the cheese. Put under the
grill for 5 minutes at 180ºC, or
until the cheese bubbles and is slightly
browned. Serve immediately.
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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.
and Kurry Restaurant
you veer off the M1 South onto the Xavier Road off
ramp and then right as I did in Johannesburg the
other day, I came across Evan’s Park Masjid
still under construction. A beautiful expression
of Islam and testimony to the dedicated Muslim community.
few hundred metres further stands the quaint little
village style Crownwood Square Centre and the sight
of food beckoned, the object of attention was Kababish
and Kurry Restaurant.
four hungry travellers in tow, there was no time
to critique aspects of décor, ambience and
so on. I focused on the certification and was satisfied
to see a current SANHA Halaal certificate on the
time of the essence, we went for the Mutton Karahi
special at R160-00. The final result was about 1kg
of very tender Mutton served with ten rotis, salad
and sour milk, enough to serve four very hungry
wayfarers or six not so hungry. Its knockout value.
sample this for yourself contact SHAH JEE
no: 011 496 3331/ 083 817 4570
are open till 9pm daily and 10pm on weekends and
do a full range of curries, biryanis, seafoods and
"bites" to whet the
appetite for knowledge.
legendary batsmen strike with the meat
of the bat.
legends Inzamam-ul-Haq and Saeed Anwar,
who once used to butcher bowlers, are
now bringing their meat brands to Dubai
with the opening of two branches.
cricketers used to please fans with their
aggressive and innovative shot-making
and their meat brand will not disappoint.
Instead of square cuts or late cuts, they
will now provide quality offerings such
as ‘Tikka cut’,
and ‘Biryani cut’
at their shops.
main aim is to bring their trusted brand,
‘Meat One’, of best quality
fresh ‘halal meat’ to people
here,” said Asif Jabbar,
Group CEO of Alif Investment, a Dubai-based
company, which has got exclusive rights
for Meat One for the UAE and other GCC
One is an interesting one-stop meat shop
as it not only provides a variety of meat
including beef, mutton and chicken but
will also offer ready to cook marinated
meat items,” said
Jabbar. The brand has been an instant
hit in Karachi with nine outlets in the
city opened in just one year.
is his [Inzamam's] first international
venture and we are also planning to open
outlets in Saudi Arabia and Qatar soon
followed by other Gulf countries,”
SANHA is not in the position to give any
Halaal assurances for Meat One Outlets/Products.
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:
major construction company had to build
a massive bridge for a new highway passing
a small village. As the site foreman introduced
himself to the village elders, the humble
old Imaam of the village said to him,
“Tomorrow there will
be a massive storm.”
Sure enough, the next day it was a mother
of all storms that delayed construction
for couple of days. Thereafter the company
consulted with the Imaam regularly and
each time his predictions were 100% correct.
Moulana fellow is amazing,"
said the director of the company who had
by now heard about the Imaam and his predictions,
how accurate he is with his predictions.”
He told his secretary to hire the Moulana
at any cost to predict the weather for
them especially with a major phase coming
up. But the elderly Moulana firmly maintained
that, “I cannot and
will not accept money to share any knowledge
that benefits the Ummah. Please tell your
director saheb not to embarrass me by
offering me money for this simple duty.”
Director shows up personally at his door
and thanks him and tells him the biggest
and most complex phase of the entire construction
was scheduled for the next day when a
fleet of trucks would descend from the
city to pour in thousands of tons of concrete
and the conditions had to be just perfect.
“I am relying on you,
what will the weather be like?”
Moulana shrugging his shoulders says,
“I don’t know.
No Radio Islam. My decoder broke down
and I usually get weather reports from
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
RESTAURANT (BRITANNIA HOTEL)
UMGENI ROAD, DURBAN
advertised as “Strictly Halaal”.
The above non-Muslim owned restaurant has NOT been
certified Halaal by any bona-fide Halaal authority.
Kindly Exercise Restraint!!
Any queries pertaining to the above or any other
aspect of Halaal may be referred to our offices.
0861 786 111
Who in the world of Halaal
: Moulana Mogamat Tashreeq
Status : Married
: Islamic Education Graduate
Interests : Sports
: Teacher at Greenside Madrasah
: Inspector – SANHA Gauteng
Responsibility : Conducting audits
at certified establishments
Message : He who kneels
before Allah can stand before anyone.
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– the nice way to MEAT
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out of every five persons on this planet is
a Muslim. He is your neighbour, customer, supplier,
employee, boss or friend.
CONCEPT OF GOD IN ISLAM
cornerstone of Islamic teaching is that there
is only ONE God who is The Creator of all. It
rejects characterizing God in any form. Of God
it is stated in the Quran in chapter 112, “Say
(O Muhammad to humanity), He is God, the One
and only God. The Everlasting, The Absolute.
He begets not, nor was He begotten, and there
is none equal or like unto Him.”
Prophets came and preached that God is One.
In the Bible in Mark: 12:29 Prophet Jesus (Essa)
[peace be upon him] said: “Hear
O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord”.
(SANHA Durban Office)
require an experienced individual of sound
Islamic Standing. The successful candidate
must have expertise in the following areas:
Good Shari’ah Knowledge and High Moral
of Halaal and Haraam.
a Decentralized Organisational Structure.
of the SANHA Vision/Mission Statement.
Commitment to the Founding Principles of
Literate (MS Word/Excel)
Least 3 years Work Experience with Excellent
Communication and Administration Skills.
fax/email your C.V. to:
Fax: 031-207 5793 / Email:email@example.com
SANHA OFFICE, FORDSBURG
• Diligent and Efficient Worker
• Fully Computer Literate
• Microsoft Works Qualification Essential
• 12 Months Basic Secretarial Experience
candidates should email their CV’s to firstname.lastname@example.org
or fax to: 011 870 8020
queries pertaining to the above or any other aspect
of Halaal may be referred to our offices.
Helpline: 0861 786 111
Is Chateau Gateaux cakes and desserts
A: The products manufactured by
the above mentioned company are
not Halaal. Some products manufactured
by the company contain gelatin and
several products contain Liquor.
Are Bakers Boudoir Biscuits Halaal?
A: Regrettably we have been unable
to get any disclosures on this product
which is now being imported from
I would like to know if the pastas
produced by MG Pasta are Halaal?
A: MG Pasta has advised that they
are not in a position to guarantee
Halaal. Non-Halaal meats etc are
also processed in the same facility.
Safety Audit Symposium
Safety Assessment auditors
and industry experts will
focus on the SA legal framework,
regulations, national standards,
food safety management system
requirements, pest control,
personnel hygiene, protective
clothing, facility layout
and requirements, cleaning
and sanitation, equipment,
receiving, storage, dispatch,
process control, product testing,
risk assessment and more.
break away sessions will cover
fresh produce packhouses,
abattoirs (red meat/poultry),
dairies, and distributors
Vanessa at Food Safety Assessment:
- 011 975 9833
mail – Support@saFSA.co
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:
Farmgate Dairy, District Road
D170, Creighton, KwaZulu Natal
Promigen, Unit 21, Olympia Gardens,
23 Olympia Street, Eastgate Extension
124/125, 2148, GP North - Flavour
Cape Fruit Processors, Mataffin
Farm, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga -
Dried Fruit/Fruit Juices
Fox & Swan Sweets c.c., Cowlin
Centre, Off Buxton Avenue, Kensington,
Port Elizabeth - Sweets
Three Streams Smokehouse (Pty)
Ltd, Three Streams, Excelsior
Rd, Franschhoek, Western Cape
- Smoked & Primal
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certified establishments and other
queries, please email email@example.com
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revised advert was placed by Capsicum
in yesterday’s Daily News.
It makes no mention of Halaal
status. Keep up the good work.
the 1980’s during a stay
over at the legendary Carlton
Hotel in Johannesburg, I couldn’t
get enough of their heavenly Onion
soup in their famous restaurant
whose name escapes me. Is it at
all possible to get a recipe of
that soup or similar after all
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discovery column of spectacular
spice, fabulous fruit, incredible
ingredient, vital vegetable, marvelous
mineral and vibrant vitamin.
soybean curd product made by coagulating
soy milk and pressing the curds
into soft white blocks. Thought
to have originated in ancient
China, it is a major part of Asian
cuisine. It is used both in sweet
and savoury dishes. It contains
a low amount of calories, relatively
large amount of protein, a little
fat and high in iron. Depending
on the coagulant used it may also
have high levels of calcium and
magnesium. Hence it is favoured
by vegetarians and health buffs.
good - feel good. Tips for
a sound mind in a sound
is an easily prepared
homemade cleansing solution
made from pure components
that suits all skin tones.
It renders the skin clean
each night to allow it
to maintain its suppleness
without any trace of dryness.
1 teaspoon Almond powder
teaspoon Dry milk powder
roast almonds without
any oil. Keep the pan
on low flame for two minutes
When cooked grind the
almonds in a processor
without liquids and store
in an airtight jar to
use when required.
all three ingredients
and form a paste with
one teaspoon of water.
the paste from the chin
up to the forehead by
gentle massaging. The
applied paste pulls away
in little balls. Rinse
with lukewarm water and
pat dry with soft napkin.