South African National Halaal Authority
February 2012 : Rabiul Aakhir 1433

No. 70

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



The most fundamental and critical of all areas in the service of Halaal certification is inspections. Infact, the integrity of the Halaal programme is monitored and measured through consistent, regular investigations and audits. This is the crux and mainstay of the process which ensures that the agreed standards, conditions and requirements under which certification was granted is strictly maintained.

Through methodical examination the theory is measured and reconciled with the practical which safeguards the attestation of the testimony of our Ulama that the products and establishments are indeed Halaal.

Our inspectorate team travels thousands of kilometers, checking on various aspects to ensure Halaal compliance. Drawn mainly from the Ulama fraternity our inspectors dig and delve, cross check documentation, counsel, issue compliance notice etc. on an ongoing basis without fear or favour. Indeed over the years some had to endure abuse, insults and threats in their line of duty.

In keeping with the critical nature of this aspect, SANHA budgets most of its expenses towards this important activity. In the last financial year 6500 inspections were meticulously carried out by our team of 40 inspectors and records maintained. A further 62 supervision and 29 staff are deployed for this aspect alone which accounted for 74.76% of our income.

It’s an area that we do not compromise on and neither should you.




The Story of our Beginning, the Present and the Future


Established in 1974, today SANZAF has over 30 full time offices in 5 Provinces and is one of the major national NGOs in social-welfare and development field. Registered as a tax exempt Public Benefit Organisation, SANZAF is authorised to issues donors tax certificates against their donations. More recently, SANZAF has been recognised as a B-BBEE body, thereby affording donors an avenue to spend their Enterprise Development (ED) Funds as well. All this augers well for the Muslim donor public as SANZAF is seen as representing their charitable spend.

Zakah is a compulsory alms that Muslims are divinely commanded to contribute to needy causes, and SANZAF’S national footprint allows it to assist the Muslim donor community to effectively reach those in need.

With close onto four decades of social service initiatives, SANZAF continues to reinvent itself by putting forward innovative and empowering initiatives aimed at tackling the root causes of poverty. In 2007 SANZAF received the coveted FNB Islamic Finance “Community Organisation of the Year” award in recognition of its work in the community.

Today as an initiative to break the cycle of poverty, the organization has shifted focus from its "handout approach" of the early years of merely putting out the so called fires of poverty to a developmental and empowerment approach by ploughing more funds into human resource development through its various projects and programmes.

A clear example of this is the recent announcement by SANZAF that it will ‘invest’ R8 million nationally in tertiary education, effectively making it the largest private education fund in the country. In fact, the figure translates to around 25% of their annual income, which demonstrates the seriousness with which the organisation takes development.

However, SANZAF continues to undertake many other activities, including:-

• Providing welfare related services that cater to the basic needs of their elderly, disabled and sickly recipients i.e. rent, electricity, food, etc.

• Offering accredited courses, such as its Entrepreneurship Training Programme, Computer & Secretarial Classes, Cookery & Chefs Course, and an Employment Bureau.

SANZAF has also initiated, what they hope will become, the largest FREE tuition initiative nationally, and currently has over 70 volunteers offering high-school tuition on weekends.

But SANZAF’s innovation is not limited to empowering its recipients. It has also invested substantial resources to educate its donor community and was the first Muslim NGO to develop an automated Zakah calculation tool. It continues to research and publish booklets on Zakah and also offers courses on Zakah. It has worked tirelessly to maintain a good standing with state organs, such as SARS and the Department of Social-Development, the net result of which has translated in literally millions in savings by way of VAT and tax-deductions to the Muslim community.

SANZAF is a proudly South African organization, an Associate Member of SANHA and has through its various initiatives demonstrated that it is concerned, passionate and committed to improving the lives of all South Africans.

Contact details:
Tel: 0861 SANZAF / 0861 726 923
Website: www.sanzaf.org.za


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

When Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam used to drink water, he would say:

"All praise belongs to Allah Who gave us fresh and sweet water to drink by His Mercy, and did not make it salty and bitter because of our sins."

[Ibn Abid Dunya & at-Tabraani]



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.

Knorr Fresh Minted Cous Cous Salad

Knorr products are produced at several Unilever plants in South Africa that are certified by SANHA. Their popular and innovative website offers over 500 recipes in a unique user friendly format. Enjoy this popular North African dish.

Cous cous is quick to make and adding a mix of chopped mint, tomatoes, onions and lemon juice gives it a fabulous fresh flavour. Serve cold as a salad.

• 250 gram Cous cous, uncooked
• 1 KNORR Garlic & Herb Stock Cube
• 3 Cherry tomatoes, halved
• 1 cup Roughly chopped mint
• 1 cup Flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped
• 3 Spring onions, sliced
• 2 tablespoon Lemon juice
• 1 pinch Salt and cracked black pepper

  1. Place the cous cous and KNORR Stock Cube in a heatproof bowl and pour boiling water over it, covering the cous cous by about 2cm.
  2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set aside.
  3. After 5 minutes uncover the cous cous and add the oil.
  4. Use a fork to break up the grains.
  5. Cool to room temperature then fold through the tomatoes, mint, parsley, spring onions, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  6. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  7. TIP: Can be served hot or cold.

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!



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.


Driving down Moses Kotane Road (Sparks Road, Overport for those who are not use to the name yet) last week, my good lady said “You are always eating out, try eating in for a change; you’ll find it better and cheaper.” The idea germinated and within minutes I spontaneously turned into the front of STAR MEATS, a place where I had not been for years.

Well it was like walking into the convention of carnivores, literally a place to “meat.” About a 300 square meter store full of excitable and I might add a few loud shoppers, a counter that ran the whole length of the store with a number of assistants behind it with trays of marinated meat and poultry, an island of refrigerators containing prepacked items of sausages, burgers, kebabs and ready-to-eat home prepared meals and display refrigerators against the wall with presliced meat cuts, sauces and other goodies. The mind boggled at this array.

Grabbing hold of one of their “roving ambassadors” who I was informed later was the owner, I explained my particular need i.e. I wanted to eat good food that would need to be prepared in the shortest of time and be affordable.

In no time I walked out with a styrofoam tray of 3 beef olives at R17-00 which is a slim cut rolled porterhouse steak with a mince filling, a sachet of mushroom sauce also at R17-00 for the starters. For the main meal I was recommended a pre-marinated whole masala chicken with spiced chicken mince stuffing weighing at 1.6 kg. This cost R47-00. And for dessert it was a 1 Litre tub of ice cream at R56-00.

Within two hours and a bit we were having a superb meal. The beef olives were pan fried in 5 minutes, smothered with the sauce that provided the right texture and taste. The chicken cooked superbly in the oven at 180 degrees C for one hour with a foil and browned without it for a further 10 minutes. A few baby potatoes, pickling onions, carrot chunks with olive oil and a sprinkling of pepper roasted in the same tray took this dish to a higher level.

And the creamy burfee flavoured ice cream washed down with masala tea left one with a warm glow of satisfaction. And plenty of chicken was left over for lunch the next day.

The bonus – No rude car guards, no waiters that do not understand their own menu, no blaring music, no expensive bill and the good lady is happy.

The STAR shines bright indeed.

Tel: 031 2087193/4





Interesting "bites" to whet the appetite for knowledge.

Redefining Halaal

The first international conference on Halal food and exhibition in the Saudi capital involving 120 experts from 60 countries ended on Wednesday 15th February, 2012.

It was held under the aegis of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz and hosted by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA).

The conference provided an effective platform for Islamic scholars and dieticians and others involved in the food industry to exchange their experiences and viewpoints on the production of Halal food in the world.

The only speaker to present a paper from South Africa, SANHA’s Theological Director, Moulana Muhammad Saeed Navlakhi, was also selected to present the welcome remarks on behalf of all the delegates.

To view details of the conference go to www.halalfood.sa

Ml Navlakhi’s welcome remarks Click here

Abstract paper Click here



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:

The tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth

It is one of life’s quirks that you have a dental problem when you are away from home on a holiday.

A woman and her husband, both doctors from the Mpumalanga Province interrupted their holiday to go to the dentist. "I want a tooth pulled, and I don't want any pain killers because I'm in a big hurry," the woman said. “Just extract the tooth as quickly as possible, and we'll be on our way."

The dentist was quite impressed and wanting to be helpful said, “Are you sure since that process could be quite painful.” She said, “Bring it on as I want to get on with the holidays, no more wasting time.”

"Sister you're certainly a courageous woman," he said. "Which tooth is it?"

The woman turned to her husband and said, "Mohamed Siddiq dear, show him your tooth."

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.





is no longer certified Halaal.

Kindly Exercise Restraint!!

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

HALAAL HELPLINE 0861 786 111


is NOT certified by SANHA.
The SANHA logo has been used on their
packaging without authorization.

Kindly Exercise Restraint!!

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

HALAAL HELPLINE 0861 786 111



Who's Who in the world of Halaal

Name : Nusra Ismail

Marital Status : Single

Education : Matriculated - 2004
Beauty Technology - 2007

Other Interests : Baking, spending time with family and reading

Services : Assistant to SANHA Accounts Department
Assistant to SANHA Executive Officer

Position : Administration and Accounts Assistant

Key Responsibility : Admin Assistant to Executive Officer
Capturing new applications and payments for the Accounts Department

Message : Pray not only because you need something, but because you have alot to be grateful for.



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Musalla at Centurion Mall, Pretoria

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

Significance of Ka’aba

Verily, the first House of Worship appointed for mankind was at Bakkah (Makkah) full of blessing and guidance for mankind and Jinn. (Qur’an Chapter 3 Verse 96)

Makkah is the holy city for all Muslims on earth, and it is greatly loved by Allah. It is where Prophet Ibrahim and Prophet Ismail laid the foundation of the Ka’bah. Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) was born in Makkah, and he called people to Islam. It was from there that Islam gradually spread all over the world.

The Ka’bah and al-Masjid ah-Haram (Grand Mosque) in Makkah have gripped the hearts of Muslims with extreme love. It is the direction of prayer for the world’s Muslims five times a day.

Millions of Muslims visit Makkah for Umrah and Hajj (pilgrimage) every year.




Halaal Supervisors VACANCIES

Required for bakery manufacturing facilities in Durban and surrounding areas.


  • 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

Minimum Qualification:
* Basic experience in food service field.
* Sound Deeni reputation
* Basic knowledge pertaining to Halaal/ Haraam
* Matric

Applicants to forward detailed CV to SANHA Offices
Email Only: sanha-kzn@sanha.org.za


Consumer Helpline Consultant

• Answering of telephonic queries
• Answering of email queries
• Chairing Meetings
• Research products
• Preparation of weekly and monthly reports
• Database management
• Query Co-ordination and follow -ups
• General administration

Minimum Qualifications:
• Sound Deeni reputation
• Articulate Communication
• Excellent People Skills
• Good Computer Literacy
• Able To Work Under Pressure
• Matriculant

References Essential

Fax CV to: 011 870 8020 or
Email: helpline@sanha.org.za

Vacancy - Halaal Supervisor
(Catering facility – Johannesburg)

* Responsible for the Halaal Programme which includes in the main:
• Monitor hygiene requirements
• Production supervision
• Stock control and monitoring of Halaal items and critical areas
• Other allocated tasks
* Regular reporting to the SANHA office
* Follow up corrective measures

• Experience in the food service field an advantage
• Sound Deeni (Islamic) reputation
• Basic knowledge pertaining to Halaal/ Haraam
• Traceable references
• Salary negotiable

Training provided

Applicants to forward detailed CV to SANHA Offices
Email : manager-gp@sanha.org.za
Fax: 011 870 8020

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





Q: Is Turkish delight from Sally Williams Halaal?

A: The Sally Williams range of Turkish delights is certified by SANHA.

Q: Can you please provide a list of pie manufacturers certified by SANHA for my convenience store?

The following pie manufacturers are certified Halaal by SANHA:

1. Bilals Savoury Delights Pies - Lenasia (Pies) 011-039-2704
2. Crown Pies - Jeppe (Pie Manufacturing Facility) 011-614-1274
3. Delhi Delicious (Pty) Ltd (Pies & Samoosas) - Ext 10, Lenasia 011-857-1602
4. Golden Foods - Lenasia (Pies & Samoosas) 011-857-1027
5. Mota's Bakery - Lenasia South (Pastry, Samoosas, Pies) 083-463-2044
6. Wonder Samoosas - Crown Mines (Pies & Samoosas) 011-830 1184
1. Bread Ahead Office & Production - Briardene, DBN (Pies, Cakes, Breads etc) 083-289-6111
2. Iqlaas Foods - Durban (Pies, Samoosas, Puff Pastry etc) 031-569-2122
1. Mammoth Pies - Lansdowne, CT (Pies) 021-762-3921
2. Pro-Bake - Athlone Industria II, CT (Pies) 021-713-3332


South Africa produces about 82 000 metric tons of cheese per year from 800 million litres of milk, Euromonitor reports, with about 51 percent of this produced in the form of Cheddar (31%) and Gouda (20%) and the rest consisting of mozzarella, feta and cream cheese. Speciality cheeses are popular, with Italian types leading because of their versatility.

‘There has been a 50 percent growth of processed cheese in South Africa, mainly in the food service industry. It is estimated that 1000 metric tons per month of mozzarella-type cheese is used on pizzas alone,’ says Kobus Mulder from Agri-Expo.

For a list of SANHA certified cheese manufacturers Click here


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:

* Wheatcor Milling, 8 Industrie Road, Isando, Kempton Park, 1609, GP East, South Africa - Bakery Ingredients/Food Manufacturers

* Al-Mehran Restaurant, Shop U28, Trade Route Mall, Lenasia, GP South, South Africa - Restaurant

* Jamma Boerdery, Lemoenfontein, Dordrecht, Eastern Cape, South Africa - Fruit Canners

* Simba, Heilbron, Free State, South Africa - Snacks

* Star Meats, 241 Sparks Road, Overport, Durban, KZN, South Africa - Butcheries

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



Win 1 of 30 plastic Quraan reading desks. Superb gift sponsored by Plastics 'n More; the real factory store. Sturdy 40 cm x 22 cm tilt surface with slide prevention ridge, stands 29 cm high.

Simply answer the following questions:

1. Give the GPS co-ordinate of any of the SANHA offices?

2. Name two of the branches of the sponsor?

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

For clues on the competition see "Tell us and We’ll Tell the World section." and the SANHA website.

To view the photo Click here

30 APRIL 2012

Send your answers to


Closed 29/02/2012

Winners to be announced shortly


A collector’s piece. Watch in awe as the legendary 78 year old master Da’ee (missionary) enthrals the capacity audience in the iconic Sydney Town Hall, Australia.

This was his last major public lecture and you have a chance to get a free copy sponsored by the IPCI.

Write to
pro-kzn@sanha.org.za and don’t forget to include your postal details.



The sponsor of our Quraan reading desk is a new and vibrant brand of specialist household stores. Stocking over 2000 line items, such as plastic basins, buckets, chairs, aluminum cookware, kitchen gadgets, it caters for the housewife, Food and Catering Industries, Municipalities, Corporates, schools and the Building Trade.

Already four stores strong with plans for expansion. Visit them today.

Contact Details:

· 2 Buro Crescent, Mayville
+27 31 2081978

· 245 Vootrekker St, Shop 5, Jacobs +27 31 4612635

· 192 Stamford Hill Rd, Greyville
+27 31 3039443

· Shop 1, Ashtown Centre, Lupin Rd, Asherville +27 31 2081980


On our publishing of their organisation’s profile.

The Sandton Islamic Association (SIA) is most appreciative of the information published on Musjid ud-Duha, Shukran. May Allah bless SANHA with further success and continued prosperity in the field of Halaal certification.

M.M. Sandton

On our response to a query on soy sauce.

Jazak Allah for the helpfully through and enlightening response. I appreciate the service and look forward to using it to educate myself further in the future, Insha’Allah.

J.K. South Africa


Forthcoming Events

6-9 March 2012
The 37th International Food and Beverage Exhibition FOODEX Japan 2012

For more info http://www3.jma.or.jp/foodex/en/


9 - 10 March 2012
Real Entrepreneur Seminar

Blue Waters Hotel, North Beach
Organizers: entreprenueur.co.za
Tel : +27 84 4443993
For more info http://www.entrepreneur.co.za/real


10 March 2012
High Tea Fundraiser
Cape Town

Grassy Park Civic Centre
Organizers: Islamic Madrassah
Tel: +27 83 7961630
E mail: goolam.khan@mactrading.co.za


12-15 March 2012
Retail World Africa 2012

Sandton Convention Centre
Organizers: terrapinn
Tel : +27 115164077
Email : Hayley.sher@terrapinn.co.za


15 March 2012
SAAFFI’s 10th Annual 1-Day Seminar
& Workshop

Bytes Conference Centre, Midrand
Organizers: SAAFFI
Tel : +27 11 4472757
Email : info@saaffi.co.za


15 March 2012
Network Expos Africa:

Gallagher Estate
Organizers: Montgomery Africa
Tel : +27 11 8351565
Email : lydiab@montgomeryafrica.com



"… 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.

1. Sesame seeds for sale

Indian Origin, Mechanically Hulled, Auto Dried Sesame Seeds. Regular Quality having minimum of 99.95% Purity content; minimum of 48/49% of oil content; maximum of 2% FFA & maximum of 6% moisture


Vishal Tibrewal
Fazlani Exports Pvt. Ltd.,
Tel No: + 91 22 6639 6666
Fax No: + 91 22 2285 5749

2. Nuts required

Nuts in bulk quantities at a reasonable price

Hans Coetzer
Tel No: +27 11 362 2158
Fax No: +27 86 607 2743
Cell No: +27 72 623 5851



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



Mint is a spice derived from the mint plant (labiatae). The plants are fast growing and ideal for the home gardener as potted plants. Harvesting of mint can be done at any time. It has tremendous uses for medicinal and culinary purposes and can be used in its dry and fresh forms. The leaves have a pleasant warm, fresh, aromatic, sweet flavour with a cool aftertaste. Mint is versatile and used in mint sauce especially for lamb dishes, fruit cocktails and beverages, ice creams, chewing gum, tooth paste, pharmaceutical preparations, aromatherapy and some shampoos.

Mint has anti-inflammatory properties, and it not only protects the skin from physiological damages but also hydrates and rejuvenates it.

See our Health and beauty section for a natural healing soak using mint for your tired feet.

See our Winning recipe section for a Fresh Minted Cous Cous Salad.


Health and Beauty

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

Mint-Mustard Foot and Ankle Soak

A natural, healing soak with mustard is the perfect cure-all for all of the symptoms of overworked feet. The mustard, whether fresh or powdered, reduces swelling and soreness, going deep into afflicted tissue and bringing it relief. Your feet will thank you for this treat. I recommend using this soak as often as possible. For an additional treat, use a washcloth during the soak to rub and invigorate feet even more.

Botanical Formula
* ¼ cucumber (chopped, do not peel)

* ½ lemon (peeled, seeded)

* Sufficient water to cover your feet (approximately 15 Litres)

* 1 cup chopped fresh mint

* 1/8 teaspoon mustard powder

* 1 teaspoon lemon extract

* ¼ cup peppermint extract

In a blender, mix cucumber and lemon on medium speed until smooth. In a large pot, heat water until boiling and add mint. Remove from heat and let sit until temperature becomes manageable for your feet to soak in. Transfer to a plastic bucket or container large enough to hold mixture. Make sure that water level is high enough to cover ankles. Add cucumber, lemon, mustard and extracts and stir. Soak feet and ankles for 15 minutes, or until water cools.

Acknowledgement: Philip B.


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

Tel: (+27 31) 207 5768
Fax: (+27 31) 207 5793
Tel: (+27 11) 870 8000
Fax: (+27 11) 870 8020
Tel: (+27 21) 633 4145/6
Fax: (+27 21) 633 4148

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

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