ul Adha – Testing Sacrifice
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).
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that his love for Almighty Allah superseded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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
SANHA family of officials, members,
management, staff, certified plants
and friends wish you and your family
a peaceful and blessed Eid ul Adha.
MESSAGES part two and 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 excerpts from their messages
received for our AGM.
received for our AGM on 10/09/2011
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
Editor, Hawa Suleman Khatani
support your transparency in managing
your organization and would like congratulate
your organization, SANHA on your achievements.
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.
Bukhara Publications and Media (Islamic
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
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
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
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.
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
Mustafa Farouk, PhD
AgResearch Limited, New Zealand
the advances in technology, we do suffer
from the tyrannies of distance and therefore
cannot be a physical part of your important
Please be assured that our thoughts and
prayers are with you and that we wish
you a most successful and productive meeting,
Dr Mustafa A. Ally
Editor-in-Chief: Crescents Community News
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
ALLAH TAALA REWARD YOU IMMENSELY FOR THIS
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.
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
congratulations to SANHA on the service
rendered to the Ummah and the transparent
manner in hosting the meeting as a public
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
and Traditions of the Prophet Muhammad
(peace be upon him))
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]
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.
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.
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.
CRUSTED LEG OF LAMB
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
the legend live on and beat off today’s newcomers?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
my money, the legend lives on and delivers.
it yourself at the corner of Lilian and Dolly Rathebe
Roads, Fordsburg, Johannesburg.
+ 2711 836 2337
are open till 10 pm or later nightly.
"bites" to whet the
appetite for knowledge.
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.
you know that in one year:-
188 plants were certified.
• 237 employees were under our direct
and indirect employ.
• 6500 inspections were conducted.
above was extracted from the Theological
Director’s report. To view click
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:
put down lines of famous people found
in the waiting room of Dr H. Randeree,
specialist physician, endocrinologist
and diabetologist of Parklands Medical
“Don’t shout at
me, I’ve had a difficult morning.”
“Oh dear, what happened?
Did you get tangled in the eiderdown again?"
“Is this hat too far
“No we can still see
Laurie: “You can think
I’m wrong, but that’s no reason
to stop thinking.”
“Wake up you old fool,
you slept through the show.”
“Who’s the fool?
You watched it.”
Barrie: “Look we all
have something to bring to this discussion.
But I think from now on the thing you
should bring is silence.”
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
POULTRY - SANHA approval re-instated
ROCKLANDS POULTRY (SOVEREIGN FOODS)
longer uses imported Brazilian Poultry. This is
now monitored by SANHA’s in-house supervisor.
Accordingly, SANHA approval has been re-instated.
queries pertaining to the above or any other aspect
of Halaal may be referred to our offices.
HELPLINE 0861 786 111
CAPSICUM RESTAURANT UPDATE
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.
will make sure that if we put something of this
sort again that we abide by the rules of the National
Who in the world of Halaal
: Moulana Yusuf Patel
Marital Status : Married
Education : Aalim Faadil
- Darul Uloom Newcastle
Other Interests : Muslim
Personal Law - Judicial training, Mediation
and Arbitration and Reading
: 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
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]
the picture - it's worth a thousand words
Award – It’s on the wall
For finalist in the 6th Annual
Business Award 2011
Community Corporate Social Investment
out of every five persons on this planet is
a Muslim. He is your neighbour, customer, supplier,
employee, boss or friend.
a Sermon of the Prophet Muhammad (peace
be upon him).
is Decreed and Computed
Ibn ‘Abbas may Allah be pleased with him,
a companion of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said,
people! Indeed, livelihood has been decreed
and no human will exceed what had been decreed
for him; therefore, seek your livelihood with
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
deeds are computed, none will be forgotten,
neither small nor big; therefore, commit many
people! Indeed, there is ease in moderation,
and there is sufficiency in economization, and
there is comfort in abstinence.
every deed there is a reward.
which is coming will be here very soon.”
From a Sermon of the Prophet Muhammad (peace
be upon him) by Abu Nasr Muhammed Ibn Wad’an.
(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 Conduct.
• Lead a Decentralized Organisational
• Development/Realization of the SANHA
• Strong Commitment to the Founding
Principles of SANHA.
• Computer Literate (MS Word/Excel)
• At Least 3 years Work Experience with
Excellent Communication and Administration
fax/email your C.V. to:
Fax: 031-207 5793 / Email:email@example.com
ASSISTANT ADMIN SECRETARY
SANHA OFFICE, FORDSBURG
• Diligent and Efficient Worker
• Fully Computer Literate
• Microsoft Works Qualification Essential
• 12 Months Basic Secretarial Experience
Interested candidates should email their CV’s
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
Establishments: Advertise your vacancies free
of charge. Send details to email@example.com
Could you please advise on the permissibility
of carmine (e120) found in sweets
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
Oxy face bleach is Halaal suitable
as per information at our disposal.
Q: Please advise if Wakaberries
frozen yoghurt products are certified
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.
SANHA is not in a position to give
any Halaal assurances on Wakaberry.
Food Safety Network
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.
a beneficial marketing platform
for companies providing food
safety related services and
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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:
Technifood Marketing (Pty)
Ltd, Unit 2 Entech Industrial
Park, Corner Richard & Factory
Roads, Industria North, Maraisburg,
GP West - Raw Materials,
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
a detailed list of SANHA
certified establishments and other
queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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here to see picture
the sizzle and get the steak.
steel construction now with removable
legs for easy storage. Large 40cm
Lucky readers can each win one.
answer the following questions:
Name one of the Ulama on the panel
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ii) In which town is the Braai Boss
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closing date: 11 November 2011
MINARA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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
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.
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
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;
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]
Chamber has been an executive member of
SANHA since inception and supports its activities.
Tel - 031 208 1898 / 031 811 1898 (Durban)
011 022 9898 (Gauteng)
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for all the prompt responses.
I often send email enquiring on
the status of products and must
say that you guys are so efficient
up the good work and may you all
be rewarded for the good work.
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.
25-27 October 2011
The Packaging, Food Processing,
Plastics and Labelling Exhibition
Organizers: Specialised Exhibitions
Tel : +2711 835 1565
29 – 30 October
Sandton Convention Centre
Organizers: Sandton Convention
Tel: + 2711 778 1630
+2784 580 4123
& 7 November 2011
Chilled Food Symposium
Gauteng and Cape Town
Palace (Gauteng) & Vineyard
Hotel (Cape Town)
Organizers: The Food Safety
Tel : +2711 975 9836
+2771 473 5374
E-mail : email@example.com
Gala Dinner and Book Launch
Traders in Natal”
Organizers: Minara Chamber
Tel : +2731 811 1898
+2731 208 1898
more info click
but let there be amongst
you traffic and trade
by mutual goodwill"
Chapter 4 Verse 29
introductory service to
foster trade. Please undertake
your own checks as SANHA
cannot warrant nor take
responsibility on any
wait for the opportunity
to knock at your door.
Get up and seize it!
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
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the Gulf and Saudi markets.
Latest developments, trends
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discovery column of spectacular
spice, fabulous fruit, incredible
ingredient, vital vegetable, marvelous
mineral and vibrant vitamin.
Bay leaf refers to the
aromatic leaf of the evergreen
tree, bay laurel (Laurus
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
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
originates from and it is now
referred to by modification “bachelor”
on attaining a college degree.
it is in good taste!
good - feel good. Tips for
a sound mind in a sound
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
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
demonstrated that heart
patients who drank grape
juice regularly had reduced
LDL oxidation and it reduced
the chances of developing
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.
up this refreshing health
drink in abundance and
add to your daily diet.
Apple - 1
Lime - 1/2
Lemon - 1/4
Green grapes - a handful
A bit of ginger
C. Banerjee -