E-Bulletin
South African National Halaal Authority
e-Bulletin
October 2011 : Thul Qa'dah 1432

No. 67

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

Editorial

Eid ul Adha – Testing Sacrifice

At the end of Haj, the Muslim annual pilgrimage to Makkah, Muslims the world over celebrate the occasion of Eid ul Adha (the Festival of Sacrifice).

Throughout Haj, Muslims remember and commemorate the trials and triumphs of the Prophet Ebrahim (peace be upon him). Jews, Christians and Muslims believe that the Patriarch of these three monotheistic religions, Prophet Ebrahim or Abraham (peace be upon him) was commanded to sacrifice his son, Ismail according to Muslims and Isaac peace be upon them according to the others. Upon hearing this command, he submitted unconditionally to Allah's will, only for the Almighty to reveal to him that his ‘sacrifice' had already been fulfilled with the substituting of a ram. It was a demonstration that his love for Almighty Allah superseded all others and that he would lay down his own life or the lives of those precious to him in submission to His will.

Muslims worldwide, in keeping with the above Prophetic Tradition commemorate this event and it is incumbent on those that have the financial means to offer sacrifice of a goat, sheep, cow or camel. Qurbani (ritual sacrifice) is a sacred and very meritorious act and should be done only for the pleasure of Allah, Most High.

It is stated in the Noble Quran that,
“It is not the meat nor the blood (of the sacrificial animal) that reaches Allah but it is the piety from you.” (Surah al Hajj, Verse 37).

Another verse mentions, “Say Truly my prayer and my service of sacrifice, my life and any death, are all for Allah, the Cherisher of the Worlds.” (Surah al An’aam, Verse 162).

The meat from the sacrifice of Eid is mostly shared with others. It is recommended by Prophetic teachings that one third be retained for personal use, one third be given away to family and friends, and the remaining third be donated to the poor. The act symbolises Muslims willingness to give up things that are of benefit to them or close to their hearts, in order to follow Allah's commands. This symbolises willingness to give up some bounties, in order to strengthen ties of friendship and help those in need. Muslims recognise all blessings come from Allah, and therefore they open their hearts and share with others.

In an age of increasing materialism, commercialism and instant gratification, we hope that each of us in our celebrations and rituals, remember the stories of the Prophet Ebrahim, the teachings of the Final Messenger, Prophet Muhammad peace be upon them and the institution of Haj and their struggles to create greater justice and piety in the world. By remembering them, we honour their lives and their messages, and more importantly, in remembering them we make their messages an integral part of our lives.

The SANHA family of officials, members, management, staff, certified plants and friends wish you and your family a peaceful and blessed Eid ul Adha.

EDITOR

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AGM MESSAGES part two and three.

"So 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)

We 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.

We reproduce excerpts from their messages received for our AGM.

Jazakumullah Khairan

Messages received for our AGM on 10/09/2011


As the editor of AL-Husnaa Publications it gives me great pleasure to congratulate you and your team for all the great and inspiring support over the years, the research, the time taken to evaluate each and every item to determine its authenticity and all your team efforts towards Questions and Answers posed by the Muslim Public at large. May Allah in His Sublime Mercy and Blessings take you from Strength to Strength and deliver you to greater Heights Aameen.

The Editor, Hawa Suleman Khatani
Al-Husnaa Publications


We support your transparency in managing your organization and would like congratulate your organization, SANHA on your achievements.

Hj. Abdullah Fahim
IFRC Asia


I commend and thank SANHA for the sterling work in the field of Halaal. You most definitely fill a crucial role in the fabric of the Muslim community of South Africa. It is especially gratifying to see SANHA providing a service with regards to Halaal in a food industry that is evolving in leaps and bounds. Thanks for keeping us on par in terms of Halaal in the context of the modern food industry.

Muhammad Badsha
Bukhara Publications and Media (Islamic Focus)


My duas are with all at SANHA. May ALLAH SWT guide the whole organization to continue with the work that you are doing for HIS PLEASURE ALONE. If they are any weaknesses then my dua is that may they may corrected with aafiyat.

Muhammad Siddiq Jakhura
Managing Director
Evernu Plastics (Pty) Ltd



The Fiji Muslim League is proud to have been associated with SANHA since 2005, during the 1st International Halal Conference by Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA) in conjunction with South African National Halal Authority (SANHA).

Being the main body looking after the welfare of approximately 60,000 Muslims in a tiny nation in the South Pacific Ocean, with a total population of less than a million people, the Fiji Muslim League relies heavily on information from certifying organisations such as SANHA as majority of products consumed locally are imported. We urge SANHA and all organisation affiliated to it, to continue to share your expertise and information with the Fiji Muslim League and other like organisations, to enable Muslims from the world over to uplift their Iman through the consumption of Halal Food.

I take this opportunity to thank the Executives of SANHA for their tireless efforts since its inception in the year 1996 for promoting the consumption of Halal food and numerous literatures circulated for the benefit of Muslims around the globe.

Hafizud Dean Khan Fiji Muslim League



I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all Allah’s guidance and success in the upcoming AGM. May Allah shower His blessings on all who are involved with this organization. We In FIANZ New Zealand looks up to SANHA as a shining example of a dedicated Halal certifying authority for the great job your organization is doing in ensuring your local Muslims in South Africa and the wider ummah around the world are eating genuinely Halal compliant products. The system you have is exemplary and worth emulating by all. We in New Zealand are certainly looking up to SANHA in our effort to improve our system to ensure our local Muslims are fully protected in terms of what they eat as our international clients.

Mustafa Farouk, PhD
AgResearch Limited, New Zealand


Despite the advances in technology, we do suffer from the tyrannies of distance and therefore cannot be a physical part of your important meeting.

Please be assured that our thoughts and prayers are with you and that we wish you a most successful and productive meeting, insha’Allah.

Dr Mustafa A. Ally
Editor-in-Chief: Crescents Community News (CCN)
Brisbane,
Australia


I would like to commend SANHA on a job well done and for its consistency and commitment to openness and transparency. May Allah (SWT) take your organisation from strength to strength and bless each and every one of you for your dedication in ensuring the conservation of Imaan through consumption of Halaal.

Asma Ismail
Resolve Group


MAY ALLAH TAALA REWARD YOU IMMENSELY FOR THIS NOBLE WORK

ZAKARIA (ZIMBABWE)


Your brothers and sisters of Halal Control in Germany would like to send you their best wishes for the SANHA Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2011 and also congratulate you for your esteemed and strong commitment to serve the Ummah.

We also would like to take the opportunity to thank you very much for the good, trustful and open cooperation and wish that Allah (t) support you in your strenuous efforts for the further development and success of our mission for Halal.

DI Mahmoud Tatari (General Manager)
Halal Control Germany


Our congratulations to SANHA on the service rendered to the Ummah and the transparent manner in hosting the meeting as a public event.

We ask Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala to give the officials and management of SANHA guidance and success in their deliberations and service to Islam. Aameen.

Islamic Propagation Centre International (IPCI)

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

A-Imaam Maalik rahimahullah narrated from Nafi that Abdullah ibn Umar radiyallahu anhu would guard against animals and camels which were young or had physical defects as sacrifices.
[Muatta al-Imaam Maalik]

Comment:

1. There are several restrictions and conditions which apply to animals that are to be slaughtered for Udhiyah that are not applicable to animals generally slaughtered for food. Contact your local Ulama for further guidance in this regard.

2. It is easier to identify a defect in an animal to be sacrificed than a defect in other acts of worship such as Salaah. As such it is easier for the slave to avoid offering his Creator, Allah The Most High, a defective worship in this matter (of sacrifice). Sacrifice the best one can for Allah.

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WINNING RECIPES

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

Save the information and make up your own collection of winning recipes.

SPICY CRUSTED LEG OF LAMB

LOL might commonly mean Laugh Out Loud but in this case its Eid ul Adha, so it’s the Leg of Lamb. An interesting recipe from our friends Radio Islam.

Ingredients:

1x 2kg leg of lamb cleaned and washed
1/4 cup cooking oil
1/4 cup butter melted
1 Tbsp chilli powder
2 tsp Crushed coriander seeds
1 Tbsp crushed cumin seeds
2 Tbsp freshly ground pepper
1 Tbsp curry powder
3 Tbsp ginger & garlic paste
Salt to taste
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup ground almonds
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup natural yoghurt
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp sultanas optional

Method:
Preheat oven to 180°C. Pat dry the leg of lamb and place in large bowl. In a medium bowl, mix together oil, chilli, coriander, cumin, pepper, curry powder, salt, ginger and garlic and 1/4 cup water to make a paste; keep aside until required.

In a food processor, combine breadcrumbs, almonds, sesame seeds, yoghurt, lemon juice and sultanas. Add to spice mixture and blend well. Rub mixture over meat to cover well.

Using a large piece of foil sprayed with non – stick cooking spray, enclose meat and place in an ovenproof dish; cook for 1 1/2 - 2 hrs. Remove lamb from oven, open foil and baste meat with cooking juices.

Return the meat to oven, uncovered, for 45 min or until cooked right through and tender. Allow lamb to stand for 15 min then slice into thick slices.

Serve with roasted ribbon vegetables, yellow rice and salad.

Serves 8

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!

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ON MY PLATE

Lingering 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.

PENSACOLA SPUR FORDSBURG

Can the legend live on and beat off today’s newcomers?

On a glorious spring Sunday in September we decided to see if the ol’ boy Spur brand established over forty years ago had what it takes.

The Pensacola Spur in Fordsburg certified Halaal by SANHA was in our sights. Parking literally at the Restaurant’s doorstep, my better half and family were greeted warmly, ushered in, seated in no time and handed out menus. The familiar Native American theme and décor lent a familiarity like meeting a good ol‘friend again.

To the business end, the concept of satisfying the South African palate with super grade aged steak, burgers, ribs, chicken and accompaniments of salads, onion rings, rice and so on is as popular as ever.

Whilst my family was raving about the 200g steak topped with the ‘cheddamelt’ cheese and mushroom sauce and the chicken schnitzel, I wanted to be different and tried something out that was not on the Spur national menu, but in hindsight it should be. It is the in store skewer special where one can order 3, 4 or 5 skewers of chicken or steak cubes ranging from R59.95 to R79.95. These can be mixed and served with chips, rice and onion rings options. I asked for a veg option and it was ready to be served.

The cubes are brilliantly marinated and perfectly turned on the grills to give one a satisfying taste that lingers long after you have left the restaurant.

For my money, the legend lives on and delivers.

Try it yourself at the corner of Lilian and Dolly Rathebe Roads, Fordsburg, Johannesburg.

Tel: + 2711 836 2337

They are open till 10 pm or later nightly.

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I DIDN'T KNOW THAT

Interesting "bites" to whet the appetite for knowledge.

STRAIGHT TALK

Subscribing fully to the principles of integrity, accountability and transparency, our officials in the full glare of the public eye on the 10/9/2011 presented their reports and audited financial statements.

Did you know that in one year:-

• 188 plants were certified.
• 237 employees were under our direct and indirect employ.
• 6500 inspections were conducted.

The above was extracted from the Theological Director’s report. To view click here

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SMILE AWHILE

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:

Line of Fire

Ultimate put down lines of famous people found in the waiting room of Dr H. Randeree, specialist physician, endocrinologist and diabetologist of Parklands Medical Centre Durban.

Sybil: “Don’t shout at me, I’ve had a difficult morning.”

Basil: “Oh dear, what happened? Did you get tangled in the eiderdown again?"


Ricky: “Is this hat too far forward?”

Jim: “No we can still see your face.”


Hugh Laurie: “You can think I’m wrong, but that’s no reason to stop thinking.”


Statler: “Wake up you old fool, you slept through the show.”

Waldorf: “Who’s the fool? You watched it.”


Chris Barrie: “Look we all have something to bring to this discussion. But I think from now on the thing you should bring is silence.”

Conceived and presented on Radio Islam by our humourist Ebi Lockhat 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.

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RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

ROCKLANDS POULTRY - SANHA approval re-instated

ANNOUNCEMENT!

ROCKLANDS POULTRY (SOVEREIGN FOODS)

No longer uses imported Brazilian Poultry. This is now monitored by SANHA’s in-house supervisor. Accordingly, SANHA approval has been re-instated.

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

HALAAL HELPLINE 0861 786 111


CAPSICUM RESTAURANT UPDATE

APOLOGY RECEIVED

I sincerely apologise for this problem. I had no idea that we need to have a cleansing process in our kitchen in order for us to have our restaurant strictly Halaal. We have immediately removed our strictly Halaal sign in the Daily News advert.

We will make sure that if we put something of this sort again that we abide by the rules of the National Halaal Authority.

Linkey Moodley

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30 SECOND INTERVIEW

Who's Who in the world of Halaal

Name : Moulana Yusuf Patel

Marital Status : Married

Education : Aalim Faadil - Darul Uloom Newcastle
Hafizul Quraan

Other Interests : Muslim Personal Law - Judicial training, Mediation and Arbitration and Reading

Services : Editor - Jamiat Publications

Position : Secretary General United Ulama Council of South Africa (UUCSA), Assistant Secretary General - Jamiatul Ulama South Africa (JUSA), Chairman of South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA).

Key Responsibility : Manage the Offices of the Jamiatul Ulama South Africa – Middelburg Branch

Message : “He whose two days are equal (in doing good) is a loser.” [Daiylami]

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PHOTO GALLERY

Get the picture - it's worth a thousand words

SANHA’S Award – It’s on the wall

Finalists
For finalist in the 6th Annual Business Award 2011
Category: Community Corporate Social Investment

 

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KNOW ISLAM SERIES

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

From a Sermon of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Everything is Decreed and Computed

‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Abbas may Allah be pleased with him, a companion of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said,

“O people! Indeed, livelihood has been decreed and no human will exceed what had been decreed for him; therefore, seek your livelihood with ease.

And the span of life is limited, no one can exceed what had been decreed for him; therefore, hasten without delay to do good deeds before life is over.

All deeds are computed, none will be forgotten, neither small nor big; therefore, commit many good deeds.

O people! Indeed, there is ease in moderation, and there is sufficiency in economization, and there is comfort in abstinence.

For every deed there is a reward.

Everything which is coming will be here very soon.”

Reference: From a Sermon of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) by Abu Nasr Muhammed Ibn Wad’an.

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VACANCIES

ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR
(SANHA Durban Office)

We 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 Conduct.
• Lead a Decentralized Organisational Structure.
• Development/Realization of the SANHA Vision/Mission Statement.
• Strong Commitment to the Founding Principles of SANHA.
• Computer Literate (MS Word/Excel)
• At Least 3 years Work Experience with Excellent Communication and Administration Skills.

Salary Negotiable

Please fax/email your C.V. to:
Fax: 031-207 5793 / Email:executiveofficer@sanha.org.za


ASSISTANT ADMIN SECRETARY
SANHA OFFICE, FORDSBURG

Requirements:

• Diligent and Efficient Worker
• Fully Computer Literate
• Microsoft Works Qualification Essential
• 12 Months Basic Secretarial Experience

Salary Negotiable
Interested candidates should email their CV’s to
admin-gp@sanha.org.za or fax to: 011 870 8020

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

Halaal Helpline: 0861 786 111

SANHA Establishments: Advertise your vacancies free of charge. Send details to pro-kzn@sanha.org.za

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Q: Could you please advise on the permissibility of carmine (e120) found in sweets etc?

A: E120 - cochineal carmine is a reddish dye which is deemed non-Halaal as it is derived from crushed insects


Q: Is the oxy face bleach halaal?

A: Oxy face bleach is Halaal suitable as per information at our disposal.


Q: Please advise if Wakaberries frozen yoghurt products are certified by SANHA.

A: Wakaberry had made an application in August 2011 for SANHA certification. During the evaluation process we had highlighted certain products that contained gelatine from Haraam sources. It is regretted that Wakaberry has chosen to certify with another body which condones the use of such productsas a "swift solution" to get their Halaal certification.

Accordingly, SANHA is not in a position to give any Halaal assurances on Wakaberry.

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The Food Safety Network

A unique one-stop on-line search portal and networking website providing the Food Industry and Consumers FREE access to food safety related information, services, products, training, vacancies, news and more.

Also a beneficial marketing platform for companies providing food safety related services and products.

Website: www.thefoodsafetynetwork.co.za

Contact Tracy:
071 263 2963

E-mail: info@thefoodsafetynetwork.co.za

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SANHA certifies over 1400 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:

* Technifood Marketing (Pty) Ltd, Unit 2 Entech Industrial Park, Corner Richard & Factory Roads, Industria North, Maraisburg, GP West - Raw Materials, Vegetable Oil

* A & J Delights, Roodepoort Plot 26/47, Bela Bela, Limpopo 0480 - Snacks, Dried Fruit & Nuts

* Jennings Fine Foods, Unit 30, Wareing Park, 2 Wareing Road, Pinetown, KZN - Snacks & Confectionery, Candy

* Patisserie By Faiza t/a Faiza's, 28 Nerina Street, Extension 3, Lenasia - Catering

* Golden Reserve Trading, Unit 1 & 2, Corner Siege Kuschke & Louis Luyt Streets, Sybrand van Niekerk Park, Meyerton, 1960 - Bakery

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

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FANTASTIC COMPETITION AND GIVEAWAY

DVD GIVEAWAY

Sponsored by IPCI

From Captive to Convert

Listen to British born award winning journalist, Yvonne Ridley’s story of capture by the Taliban in Afghanistan to having her heart captured by Islam. She is a vocal supporter and a popular speaker in anti-war circles of causes involving Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Chechnya, Xinjiang and Uzbekistan.

For your copy of this 80 minute DVD send your postal address to
pro-kzn@sanha.org.za

About the author
CLICK HERE


BE THE BOSS

WIN A BRAAI BOSS BRAAI PANClick here to see picture

Get the sizzle and get the steak.

Stainless steel construction now with removable legs for easy storage. Large 40cm grilling area.

3 Lucky readers can each win one.

Simply answer the following questions:

i) Name one of the Ulama on the panel of SANHA's Monday evening Q and A programme on Radio Islam?

ii) In which town is the Braai Boss manufacturer situated?

iii) If you are a winner, from which SANHA office would you prefer to collect your prize?

Competition closing date: 11 November 2011

e-mail answers to
pro-kzn@sanha.org.za

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MINARA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Minara Chamber of Commerce was formed in May 2000 with the mission of “Leadership in business through empowerment and collaboration.” It serves as a platform to represent and assist South African businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals.

The Chamber’s activities and objectives are based on the need to provide a formal voice and guiding vision for business. The constitution and workings are based on an adherence to an Islamic Code of Conduct and Ethics as contained in the Holy Quran.

Membership is open to business owners, professionals, entrepreneurs, organizations and students and there is no discrimination on the basis of race, colour, sex, creed, language or cultural caste. Membership extends across South Africa. The Chamber has received official recognition from the South African government and trade organizations and has established formal relationships with other Chambers of Commerce.

The Chamber provides services and skills to benefit members through establishing new business networks and opportunities to local and international trade delegations and government officials. It strives for a high degree of professionalism and an ethos of credibility, dedication, passion and vision based on the Quranic principle of;

“O you who believe! Eat not up your property among yourselves in vanities: but let there be amongst you traffic and trade by mutual good-will: nor kill (or destroy) yourselves: for verily Allah has been to you Most Merciful.” [Al Qur'an 4:29]

The Chamber has been an executive member of SANHA since inception and supports its activities.

Contact Details:
Tel - 031 208 1898 / 031 811 1898 (Durban)
011 022 9898 (Gauteng)

Email: minara@telkomsa.net

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Jazakallah for all the prompt responses. I often send email enquiring on the status of products and must say that you guys are so efficient and helpful.

Keep up the good work and may you all be rewarded for the good work.

S.S DBN, RSA

It was a pleasure to attend your meeting. I managed to learn a lot of what goes on in that field and how dedicated people really are to keep us Muslims protected from Halaal and Haraam.

M.J Lenasia, RSA

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Forthcoming Events

25-27 October 2011

The Packaging, Food Processing, Printing,
Plastics and Labelling Exhibition
Cape Town

The Cape Town
International Convention
Centre
Organizers: Specialised Exhibitions
Tel : +2711 835 1565


29 – 30 October 2011
Travel Expo
Gauteng

The Sandton Convention Centre
Organizers: Sandton Convention Centre
Tel: + 2711 778 1630
+2784 580 4123
Email: info@saconvention.co.za

4 & 7 November 2011
Chilled Food Symposium
Gauteng and Cape Town

Emperors Palace (Gauteng) & Vineyard
Hotel (Cape Town)
Organizers: The Food Safety Network
Tel : +2711 975 9836
+2771 473 5374
E-mail : dc@thefoodsafetynetwork.co.za

 

11 November 2011
Gala Dinner and Book Launch
“Muslim Traders in Natal”
Durban

NMJ Islamic Centre
Organizers: Minara Chamber of Commerce
Tel : +2731 811 1898
+2731 208 1898
E-mail: minara@telkomsa.net

For more info click here

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"… 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.

 

SAUDI ARABIA

Don’t wait for the opportunity to knock at your door. Get up and seize it!

The first Halaal Food Exhibition in Saudi Arabia held concurrently with the conference under auspices of the custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Bin AbdulAziz.

* Meet Saudi and International companies.

* Promote your brand in the Gulf and Saudi markets.

* Latest developments, trends and technologies in the world of Halaal

Date: 12-15 Feb 2012
Venue: InterContinental Hotel, Riyadh

CLICK HERE for more details

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MYSTERIOUS SPICE AND ALL THINGS NICE

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

The Bay Leaf

The Bay leaf refers to the aromatic leaf of the evergreen tree, bay laurel (Laurus nobilis, Lauraceae). The leaves have a sweet herbaceous flavour and are used in soups, stews, braises and pâtés in Mediterranean cuisine. It is native to Asia Minor and has been around since ancient Greek and Roman times. It is now grown all over the Mediterranean as it is suited to warm climates. Turkey is one of the main exporters of bay leaves.

We learn from history that the bay leaf was held in such high esteem that victors of battle, sport and study were crowned with garlands of bay laurel, as a symbol of their success. This is where the term "baccalaureate" originates from and it is now referred to by modification “bachelor” on attaining a college degree.

So it is in good taste!

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Health and Beauty

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

The Grape Diet

Sounds too good to be true but true it is. If you wish to delay the signs of ageing, protect yourself from cancer, remain energetic or fight stress, then regular glasses of the humble grape juice is almost a panacea. There is good health in every sip.

It has an abundance of flavonoids and antioxidants. These natural polyphenols not only increase the good cholesterol (HDL) in the body, but also prevent the arteries from getting clogged, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease. The antioxidants in grape juice prevent cell damage and repair those which have undergone wear and tear. Studies conducted at the University of Wisconsin Medical School and the Georgetown University demonstrated that heart patients who drank grape juice regularly had reduced LDL oxidation and it reduced the chances of developing blood clots.

It’s great for the immune system, combats weakness and fatigue and helps the body fight recurrent diseases. Reseveratrol is another kind of flavonoid that is found in grapes that prevents the growth of cancer cells. The light grapes are good for women who have anaemia.

Make up this refreshing health drink in abundance and add to your daily diet.

Ingredients
Apple - 1
Lime - 1/2
Lemon - 1/4
Green grapes - a handful
A bit of ginger

Source: C. Banerjee - India

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

     
KWAZULU NATAL
Tel: (+27 31) 207 5768
Fax: (+27 31) 207 5793
sanha-kzn@sanha.org.za
GAUTENG
Tel: (+27 11) 870 8000
Fax: (+27 11) 870 8020
sanha-gp@sanha.org.za
CAPE
Tel: (+27 21) 633 4145/6
Fax: (+27 21) 633 4148
sanha-cpt@sanha.org.za

DISCLAIMER
Views and opinions reflected in the newsletter are not necessarily those of SANHA and its management.


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