right to know
consumer is not an idiot. Do not try
to pull the wool over his eyes. He is
you and me, our fathers, mothers, sons,
daughters, wives, husbands, family and
friends. They do us a great favour each
time they purchase a product or service
for it contributes to our economy and
livelihood. If we claim to represent,
serve or profit from them, then we have
a legal and moral obligation to ensure
that the necessary and relevant information
is provided in assisting them to make
their choices, by way of labelling,
declarations, disclosures and transparency.
the muslim, the consumption of Halaal
is not simply an option but an absolute
obligation. This strand of the rope
of Halaal which bind us together also
presents the greatest challenge because
of the enormous diversity. In one third
of the world Muslims are in a majority
situation and in the rest they live
as a minority. They are found in both
First World, as well as developing and
Third World countries. Without a single
cohesive institution such as the Rightly
Guided Caliphate of previous times,
it progresses by adherence to the Shari’ah.
is no discrepancy on the primary sources,
ie. The Noble Quran as revealed to the
final Prophet, Muhammad (Peace be upon
him) over one thousand four hundred
years ago, preserved unchanged and without
corruption in its original and pristine
form. This is followed by the Sunnah
which consists of the sayings and deeds
of the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him)
and is regarded both as explanatory
and complementary to the text of the
is a secondary source of the Shariah
which is described as Juristic opinion
of learned Ulama (Theologians) where
through a measured and meticulous process,
decisions arrived by Ulama through consensus,
analogical deduction, personal reasoning,
public interest, legal presumptions
and customs with final sanction which
cannot go contrary to the Divine primary
sources above. It is in this area that
many differences and rulings occur on
the basis that the Ulama of that locality
have made the decisions in the best
interest of Islam for their respective
provision of Halaal products and regulatory
services understandably experiences
similar diversity, with governments
of Islamic countries providing this
in some instances whilst in minority
situations the communities have learnt
to rely on themselves through community
based organisations. In the case of
poultry there are many discrepancies
with some accepting machine slaughter,
others accepting slaughter by the "People
of the Book" and some who accept
a single recitation of the Tasmiyah
(incantation) at the start of the process.
Then there is the question of supply
and demand where local halaal bodies
grant certification at the port of entry
on “paper verification”
of the foreign certifiers whose bonafides
and standards maybe questionable and
who are visited once in several years.
of the revelations in the grand fraud
case brought by SANHA on the unforgivable
crime committed by the Orion Cold Storage
company in passing off pork and other
Haraam products as Halaal, was that
during 2011 alone, eighteen containers
of chicken were imported by Orion and
cleared in the manner described above.
Five of these were from Denmark, a country
that has done no favour to Islam with
cartoons mocking the Prophet (Peace
be upon him). It is common industry
knowledge that virtually without exception,
chickens from Denmark are machine slaughtered.
Africans as a rule in keeping with the
decision reached by their pious Ulama
predecessors do not accept mechanical
slaughter of poultry which makes it
incumbent on the certifying authority,
in this case the MJC, and their fellow
members of the trinity, the NIHT and
ICSA who make up the National Halaal
Forum, to ensure that the consumers
right to know and exercise their own
choices is not impinged. Until such
information is made available, consumers
should abstain from all imported meats,
question the sources at your butcher
and even in downstream certification
chain such as fast food outlets and
pie manufacturers. Demand proper labelling
information and do not accept products
with vague labelling that merely states
that it is specially packed for xyz
without any country of origin, or value
added products such as ??????
labelling of which conveniently omits
the large percentage of foreign raw
material and country of origin.
not allow your right to know to be hijacked
– its a matter of faith.
deviations to your Halaal body, Department
of trade, consumer body or local Member
Story of our Beginning, the Present and
ud-Duha, Sandton, Johannesburg
Ramadaan of 2003, Taraweeh Salaah was
performed at a home in Morningside. There
were approximately 30 – 40 musallees
who were resident in and around Sandton
attending the Taraweeh Salaah. This prompted
increased awareness that the Muslim community
in Sandton was growing at a rapid rate
and that the creation of an Islamic association
in Sandton was a necessity in order to
manage and develop a Musallah to cater
for the prayer requirements of Musallees
as well as address the social needs of
the burgeoning Sandton Muslim community.
Sandton Islamic Association was formulated
during that Ramadaan with the primary
objective of setting up a musallah in
the Sandton area. The association identified
the following long term goals:
Converting the musallah into a mosque
• Establishing a madressah
Sandton Islamic Association has been successful
in meeting these goals and is responsible
for establishing the first permanent mosque,
known as Musjid ud-Duha, as well as the
first permanent madressah in Sandton.
The Sandton Islamic Association intends
to build on these achievements in order
to further serve the needs of the broader
Sandton Muslim community.
objective of the Musjid is to establish
a meeting place for Islamic worship and
learning. It is an environment conducive
to the spiritual development, self-improvement
and education of individuals wanting to
achieve nearness to Allah (SWT), increase
their Islamic knowledge and cultural awareness.
Musjid property is zoned as a place for
religious worship and is located on the
corner of Coleraine and Ballyclare Drives.
The location of the Musjid makes it easily
accessable from the Sandton CBD, Bryanston,
Riverclub, Rivonia, Morningside and other
ud-Duha has prayer facilities for both
men and women and at any point in time
can accommodate over 400 musallees for
congregational prayer. The Musjid is frequented
by men and women working, living and visiting
Sandton. The Sandton Islamic Association
is proud of its diverse, multicultural
congregation and serves over 250 Muslim
families from as far as Saxonworld through
to find us:
94 Coleraine Drive, Duxberry, Sandton
Latitude: S26 04.481
Longitude: E28 02.827
our website at www.sia.org.za
or email: email@example.com
and Traditions of the Prophet Muhammad
(peace be upon him))
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 HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT
serve 8 persons
proof recipe with incredible taste and
a fragrance to fill your home.
750g small cubes of Beef/Chicken/Mutton
500-750g/3-4 cups of Basmatti rice (washed
and soaked for 30 minutes).
5 medium finely sliced onions
4 medium tomatoes (chopped)
3 medium potatoes (peeled and halved)
3 Tbsp of ginger
1 heaped Tbsp of garlic paste
1 cup plain yoghurt (whipped)
1-1 ½ cups ghee/oil
1 packet of Shan Bombay Biryani Mix
Fry the onions in hot ghee/oil until golden.
Add tomatoes and fry until the oil separates.
Add meat, garlic, ginger, potatoes, yoghurt
and Shan Bombay Biryani Mix. Fry for 15
minutes. Add 1-2 cups of water and cook
on low heat until the meat is tender.
Then increase heat and stir fry until
oil separates from gravy.
3. Separately: In 12
glasses of hot water add 3 Tbsp of Shan
salt and the soaked rice. Boil until the
rice is more than half cooked. Remove
from heat and thoroughly drain the water.
Spread the cooked meat and curry over
the rice in two layers. Cover the pot
and cook on low heat until the rice is
fully cooked and tender. Mix before serving.
Suggestion: Serve with fresh
salad and raita.
Shan range of superior spices are blended,
packaged and exported from a SANHA and
ISO 9001 certified plant in Pakistan.
you have a recipe to share?
in your recipes to firstname.lastname@example.org
and see it on our soon to be established
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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.
FISH raises the ‘steaks”
N2 on the Natal south coast stretches for hundreds
of kilometres, with the azure waters of the Indian
Ocean breaking on the sun kissed beaches on the
east side and lush sugar cane and tropical vegetation
to the west. Alhumdullilah! it is a road well-travelled
and a kind of a promised land that has become a
premier holiday spot and summer playground.
south on this road recently with the family to make
our own summer memories, it was a hot and humid
day. The air conditioner was working overtime and
an hour into the journey my co-pilot (read wife)
informs me of a situation with the passengers (read
children) who had become restless and needed both
bathroom and food. As commander of the mission I
have to take action. I pull up next to the sign
that states Margate and access the SANHA website
via my GSM mobile. I scan through the restaurant
listing and find a entry for a Mr. Fish restaurant.
I enter the coordinates (nice touch SANHA) listed
on the website into my Garmin and immediately another
female voice takes over from my dear co-pilot with
instructions of her own. Following her commands
I am led to Mr. Fish in Marine Drive, in Margate.
a quaint little thirty seater diner with a deck,
owned and operated by a hands on couple, Muntashir
better known as Gustav and Auntie Julie. Everybody
seemed to know them and they in turn flitted around
from table to table as if each diner was a family
member having a meal at their home. While Auntie
Julie and the wife got the bathroom side sorted
out, Gustav’s noticed my predicament in making
a decision from the wide menu. He recommended the
family platter which has been a hit with the locals
and visitors. Being the “carnivore”
that I am I took the liberty of also ordering a
Prego steak roll.
relaxed and on holiday, I forgot to time the duration
between order and the meal being served. Its arrival
after what seemed to be a reasonable wait and after
the first few bites we were hooked on Mr. Fish Margate.
The family platter costing R202-95 was outstanding
value for money and should be plastered all over
Margate for the world to enjoy. It consisted of
4 fish fillets with a special batter which Gustav
refused to reveal, 12 tiger prawns, a helping of
fish nuggets, chips, rice, corn balls and onion
rings which were substituted for the calamari at
my request and several sauces. And the Prego meal
at R31-95 was a 20cm soft hero style roll bursting
with well done strips of steak and chips, smothered
in an authentic, tangy creamy sauce with hints of
bird eye chilli. We had to ask for take home packs
as the portions could have fed at least 6 people.
meal, priced right from a SANHA certified outlet.
Now how can we get Gustav to come to Gauteng?
your own experience visit them at :
Tel : Tel: +27 (0)39 317 4304
"bites" to whet the
appetite for knowledge.
is a virtue and a quality to be protected.
to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia would have noticed
the successful introduction of women only
pink taxis operated by female drivers.
has been a welcome move following the
pink coloured females only train coaches
initiatives by the State gave women the
option of travelling separately from men
and be shielded from harassment.
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:
is a trend these days for people to try
and improve their skills by attending
leadership courses. During one such course
an efficiency expert, a Moulana from Middleburg,
well known for his lectures concluded
each module with a note of caution. He
said, "Please brothers
don't try these techniques at home."
several such remarks a brother from the
audience asked, “Why
not?" At first the
Moulana tried to shrug off answering the
question. However, after several brothers
started repeating the question, the Moulana
watched my wife's routine at breakfast
for years," he said
for. "She made lots of
trips between the refrigerator, stove,
table and cabinets, often carrying a single
item at a time.” So
one day I told her, “meri
pyaari jaan, why don't you try carrying
several things at once? it will be so
much easier and it will save time and
did it save time and energy?" a brother
in the audience asked. "Actually,
yes," replied Moulana
Patel. "It used to take
Naazira 25 minutes to make breakfast,
but now for the last few years I am able
to do it in seven or eight minutes every
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
Overport - Rumour Dispelled
is Muslim owned and continues to enjoy SANHA
to the contrary on BBM and other media are
false, malicious and should be ignored.
queries pertaining to the above or any other
aspect of Halaal may be referred to our
HALAAL HELPLINE 0861 786 111
- PIZZA RUSTENBURG
Had utilized the SANHA Halaal logo in error
and has apologized.
The said store is NOT Halaal.
queries pertaining to the above or any other
aspect of Halaal may be referred to our
Who in the world of Halaal
: Yaaseen Allie
Marital Status : Married
/ 1 Child
Education : Aalimiyyah
course at (Qaasimul Uloom)
Other Interests : Angling
and Graphic designing
Crescent of Hope – Islamic Teacher
Beacon Valley – Islamic Teacher
IT Business Campus – One week Workshop
BroMedia – Graphic Designer (Own
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Position : Admin Assistant
Key Responsibility : Applications
Message : You will die
as how you have lived and you will be
resurrected as you have died.
the picture - it's worth a thousand words
simple grave of the translator of The Noble Quran in Surrey
tombstone on a three-foot high arch on his plain grave
reads: Abdullah Yusuf Ali, CBE, MA, LLM, FRSL, ICS, (Islamic
your free copy of his outstanding English translation
of over 700 pages with commentary see Competition/Giveaway
out of every five persons on this planet is
a Muslim. He is your neighbour, customer, supplier,
employee, boss or friend.
Principles of the Prophet (Peace be upon him)
Muhammad (Peace be upon him) was the most successful
man and we can derive untold benefits in this
world and the Hereafter by emulating his conduct.
Here are 10 of his successful principles:
To begin from the possible.
2. To see advantage in disadvantage.
3. Changing the place of action.
4. Make a friend out of an enemy.
5. Wring success out of failure.
6. The power of peace is stronger than the power
7. Lateral thinking was another principle of
8. To bring the battle in one’s own favourable
9. Gradualism instead of radicalism.
10. To be pragmatic in controversial matters.
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Urgently required for a bakery manufacturing
facility in Briardene, Durban
* Responsibility for Halaal Programme Management
* General :
• Hygiene (Tahaarah, etc.)
• Documentation Management
• Production Supervision
• Monitor and Control critical areas
* Regular reporting to SANHA office
* Follow up corrective measures
* Basic experience in food service field.
* Sound Deeni reputation
* Basic knowledge pertaining to Halaal/ Haraam
to forward detailed CV to SANHA Offices
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Establishments: Advertise your vacancies free
of charge. Send details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Are Justine products Halaal suitable?
As per information at our disposal
the following Justine products are
Justine Eye Cream (animal collagen)
• Justine Facial & Eye
Firming Gel (animal elastin)
• Justine Hydrating Gel Mask
• Justine Hydrating Sin Saver
Elixer (animal elastin)
• Justine Skin Energiser AHA
• Justine Special Treatment
Cream (animal collagen)
we do not have information on the
other Justine products.
Are all Shans spice Halaal?
Shans spices are certified Halaal
Is Steers North Beach Halaal?
SANHA has withdrawn certification
due to new owners being unable to
meet supervisory requirements.
world’s most important
trade fair for the Food and
Beverage industry will be
hosted in Cologne, Germany.
6th Anuga Food Tec 2012 show
will be held from 27-30 March
2012. It is an invaluable
market place for a world audience
seeking and offering solutions
from manufacturing, packaging,
processing, food safety, refrigeration
/ air conditioning etc.
in 1992 this division accounts
for ten percent of Nestle
group sales. The bottled water
division employs 33500 people
in 130 countries.
waters in South Africa are
certified by SANHA –
Refreshing to know.
SANHA certified brand is an
ambassador for South Africa.
Having previously won three
prestigious Great Taste awards,
their nougat range is exported
to Australia, Canada, Japan,
UK and the USA.
something for a 13 year old
company that began Sally Williams
their impressive factory is
HACCP certified as well.
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:
Moxon Foods, Portion 21, Kleinfontein,
Pretoria, Gauteng - Caterers
Maluti Biscuits Cafe, Corners
President Brand and Murray Streets,
Bethlehem, Free State - Crisp
Global Pact Trading 835 (PTY)
LTD t/a Nfinite/ 7 groene Weide
Farm, Protea Road, Klapmuts, Cape
Town - Raw Materials
Victory Parade Trading 227 (Pty)
Ltd t/a Omega Selection/ 95 Aviation
Crescent, Airport City, Cape Town
- Cullinary, Seafood
Bread Ahead, Shop 16, Bluff Towers,
318 Tara Road, Bluff, Durban,
Kwa Zulu Natal - Bakeries
a detailed list of SANHA
certified establishments and other
queries, please email email@example.com
Pizza and Pepsi Combos
to be won
Empire is on the march. Be a gladiator
and win a voucher for a small
pizza and 330ml Pepsi.
thin or pan based with 25 different
toppings that even Caesar would
approve of from your favourite
SANHA certified Halaal outlets.
answer the questions below:-
Name the company implicated in
the Halaal fraud case?
In which year did Roman’s
Pizza commence business?
If you are a winner, which store
would you redeem your voucher
your answers to
AND CONDITIONS APPLY:
Prize is a voucher redeemable
at the following SANHA certified
outlets: Overport Halaal, Laudium
Halaal, Ormonde Halaal, Ridgeway
Halaal, Fordsburg Halaal and Lenasia
Prize cannot be redeemable for
cash or credit against other items.
Prize will be redeemable only
at the store stipulated by the
Prizes not collected by 29/2/2012
will be forfeited and will revert
back to the pool.
The Editor’s decision is
final and no correspondences or
debates will be considered.
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SANHA’S successful court
act against Orion meat labeling
Haraam as Halaal
Allah bless your efforts and guide
us in all our work. Insha Allah
the truth will prevail and the
integrity will be intact.
A. L. Malaysia
would like to thank SANHA for
the very informative and entertaining
Newsletter that you put out. Please
keep up the excellent job. That
is definitely a SANHA initiative
that we are looking to emulate.
Whether or not we succeed in matching
the wit and literary prowess of
your Newsletter crew is another
thing all together.
F. New Zealand
Allah Ta’ala accept the
humble efforts of our team and
our loyal readers, Aameen. Editor
December 2011- 1 January
Annual Summer Festival
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Organizers: Dar al-Mahamid
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Winter Fancy Food Show
Organizers: The National
Association for the Specialty
Food Trade, Inc
Tel : +(1)-(212)-4826440
For more info visit
24-26 January 2012
Expo and International
more info visit
7-9 February 2012
Husbandry and Breeding
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Email : agrofarm@DLG.org
15 February 2012
Global Food Safety Conference
Regency Grand Cypress
Organizers: The Consumer
Tel : +33 144698484
but let there be amongst
you traffic and trade
by mutual goodwill"
Chapter 4 Verse 29
discovery column of spectacular
spice, fabulous fruit, incredible
ingredient, vital vegetable, marvelous
mineral and vibrant vitamin.
Indian origin, and widely grown
in Mediterranean countries, the
lemon is easily the most versatile
of all the citrus fruits. Its
acid taste makes it unpleasant
to eat as a fruit, but it has
many culinary uses, particularly
in baking and confectionery as
well as a beverage in the form
few drops of lemon juice will
enhance delicate fish or poultry
dishes, creams and pies. The acid
can also be used to prevent cut
fruit from turning brown when
exposed to air.
The juices are excellent sources
of vitamin C.
• Acidic juices especially
can erode tooth enamel.
• Citrus fruit may be sprayed
with fungicide and preservatives.
health and beauty section for
skincare tip using lemon.
Juice for Glowing Skin
key to beautiful vibrant
skin in summer is drinking
lots of liquids. Fresh lemon
juice not only refreshes
you but also offers wonderful
make this delicious lemon
juice, take one glass of
water, add ice if required,
squeeze one lemon, add 2
tablespoon sugar and mix
well. Alternatively, in
place of sugar if one wants
the salty taste then add
black salt, common salt
and cumin powder as per
taste. Lime juice is ideal
to keep the body heat under
control. It also helps in
removing the toxins from
the body and makes body
strong to withstand harsh
summer radiations. Drink
this juice twice in a day.