South African National Halaal
Authority
e-Bulletin

July 2016 :: Ramadan 1437 No. 88

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

Special Editorial

EID - THE CELEBRATION OF TRANSFORMATION

As we near the end of the Holy Month of Ramadaan and look ahead to the auspicious Day of Eid, let us spare a moment for quiet introspection and contemplation.

Eid concludes a month of devotion, submission, obedience and sacrifice. A joyous day that will give the sincere Believer a sense of accomplishment and the opportunity to thank the Almighty for the strength in striving against the carnal self during the blessed month of Ramadaan. The Almighty in turn offers forgiveness for the dutiful servant who diligently discharged the obligations of fasting, prayer and increased acts of charity.

This regimen of transformation helps draw lessons to uplift ourselves for service to our Creator and fellow men for the year ahead. Whilst Ramadaan was a wondrous opportunity to bring about transformation in all spheres of our lives, Eid and the days to follow are golden opportunities to demonstrate the moral upliftment and spiritual elevation gained by showing compassion, mercy and kindness towards the creations of the Almighty.

Let us take a firm resolution to utilise the enhanced spirituality to maintain and sustain the spirit of Ramadaan throughout the coming year which would be the ultimate way of displaying our gratitude to Allah Ta'ala for the blessed day of Eid.

On behalf of all of us at SANHA, our certified plants and families we ask the Almighty to bless you and your family, your homes and business with harmony, peace and prosperity on this joyous occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

EID MUBARAK

Our offices shall be closed as follows:-

CLOSE: Wednesday, 06 July 2016

REOPEN: Monday, 11 July 2016

STOP PRESS

Eid issue of the latest Halaal Gazette #21 – Click here.

Print copy also available in your local Masjid.

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ORGANISATIONAL PROFILE

The Story of our Beginning, the Present and the Future

Verulam Young Muslim Society

The Verulam Young Muslim Society has the unique distinction of rendering service to the community for almost a century – 98 years to be precise!

In today’s rapid-fire world of disposable and instant solutions, it is a fitting tribute to the founders that this Society continues service delivery to the indigent and destitute regardless of race, religion or creed.

Multi-faceted, it is involved in social welfare, medical assistance, education services, Quranic classes, lecture programmes and the establishment of prayer facilities.

It has established Madaaris in Verulam and surrounding areas of the KZN North Coast. These cater for over 500 learners, assistance is rendered for the purchase of uniforms, school books, Quraans, Islamic literature, bursaries for further education and salaries.

A special programme has been established for the education of reverts to Islam. Classes are conducted on Saturdays.

The unemployed are not forgotten. A weekly feeding scheme is open to all races. At least 150 people are assisted monthly, 600 families are given hampers annually during Ramadaan, together with new clothing and shoes. Another 95 families are assisted on an ongoing monthly basis.

Assistance in the form of payments to the relevant authorities are made to ensure that utility services of electricity and water are not cut-off.

The total annual expenditure of the Society for Maktab / Musalla, monthly groceries, Ramadaan, Eid Hampers, medical expenses, rent, lights and water is in excess of R2.5 million.

Apart from these many other activities are undertaken – details of which are available from the organisation.

The Verulam Young Muslim Society is an Associate member of SANHA and is a loyal supporter of its activities.

Contact Details
Secretary: Br. M K Cassim (Chairman)
Postal Address: P O Box 209, Verulam, 4340
Telephone: 032 533 7869
E-Mail: vyms@telkomsa.net
Website: www.verulamyoungmuslimsociety.co.za

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HADITH

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

Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that when Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) came to Madinah, they had two days (of festivity) in which they used to entertain themselves. He asked, “What are these two days?” They replied, “We always entertained ourselves during [these days] since the Pre-Islamic era of Ignorance.” Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) thereupon said, “Allah has replaced them with something better - The Day of Fitr and the Day of Adha.” [Abu Dawud]

Comment:
The people of Madinah celebrated Nowruz (Persian Spring festival) and Mehregan (Persian Autumn festival). Allah replaced them with two days which commence with His remembrance, whilst also facilitating the need of His slaves to celebrate and express joy. Islam caters for the spiritual and material needs of mankind.  We should never forget our Creator, even when celebrating. This includes ensuring that our food, even at festivities are compliant to His commands.

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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.

STICKY WING / DRUMSTICKS

Jazakumullah Khairan to Sister Zeenath Merckel for sharing her favourite recipe with us.

Sticky WingsINGREDIENTS

  • 1 kg Wings / Drumsticks with skin on
  • 3 Sachets Robertsons Barbecue spices 
  • 5 - 6 Tblsp Honey or Apricot Jam
  • ½ Tsp Salt 
  • 1 Tsp Pepper
  • 1 Tblsp Crushed Garlic
  • 2 Tblsp Worcester Sauce

METHOD

  1. Wash wings / drumsticks and boil in Garlic for approximately 15 mins, wash and drain.

  2. Ensure that all water is drained out.

  3. Mix all the spices together besides the honey. Marinade the wings with the spice mixture and then leave in fridge for an hour.

  4. When ready, pour honey generously over all the wings, and bake in oven on 180°C for 25 mins.

Do you have a recipe to share with the readers?
Send in your favourite recipe to
pro-kzn@sanha.org.za
and who knows, you could be our "guest chef" for a future edition of the e-Bulletin.

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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.

HALALUDDIN AND THE FORTUNE TELLER

A Fortune teller claimed that he could teach any illiterate person to read through an “instant technique.”

“Okay,” Halaluddin said, “Teach me.”

The Fortune teller then touched Halaluddin’s head and said,
“Now go read something.”

Halaluddin left, and returned to the village square an hour later with an angry look on his face.

“What happened?” asked the villagers. “Can you read now?”

“Indeed I can,” replied Halaluddin, “but that’s not why I came back? Now where is that scoundrel Fortune teller?”

“But Brother Halaluddin,” the people said, “he taught you to read in no more than a minute. So what makes you think he’s a scoundrel?”

“Well,” Halaluddin explained, “I just read this book entitled,” “all Fortune tellers are frauds.”

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I DIDN'T KNOW THAT

Interesting "bites" to whet the appetite for knowledge.

THE HOTTEST PEPPER

South Carolina’s Carolina Reaper pepper has a heat that’s been described as “nothing but pain” and “like a white-hot ball of nickel implanted just above my stomach”. Most people who try the pepper get uncontrollable hiccups. The unlucky ones throw up. The slightly more lucky ones just dry heave.

The Hottest Pepper

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Health and Beauty

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

While is it is generally known that calcium strengthens bones and teeth, its importance in helping muscles and nerves to function properly is overlooked. Bones and teeth store about 99 percent of the calcium in the body. If your body isn’t getting enough calcium from the foods you eat, it will take the mineral out of your bones, essentially robbing them of some of their strength. Calcium deficiency can eventually lead to osteoporosis.

Here are 15 ways to increase your calcium consumption:-
  1. Add beans to soups, chilli and pasta dishes.
  2. Grate low-fat cheese over soups and salads.
  3. Enjoy a smoothie made with yoghurt.
  4. Use milk instead of water in soups, breads, sauces or salad dressings.
  5. Add milk to tea or coffee in the morning.
  6. Try plain yoghurt as a vegetable dip.
  7. Stir some nuts into a yoghurt cup as a snack.
  8. Include leafy vegetables in baked casseroles such as lasagne.
  9. Buy juices and cereals fortified with calcium.
  10. Drink skim milk instead of carbonated drinks.
  11. Eat hot oatmeal made with milk for breakfast.
  12. Snack on crunchy broccoli instead of potato chips.
  13. Substitute plain low-fat yoghurt for recipes that call for sour cream.
  14. Treat yourself to pudding made with skim milk for dessert.
  15. Take a daily supplement. Adults aged 50 and older need to have a daily intake of 1200 milligrams of calcium.
Source: Spark People

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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.

THE GREETING - AS SALAAMU ALAIKUM

An Arabic expression that Muslims utter whenever they meet one another. It is a statement of greeting with peace meaning “Peace be upon you”.

Muslims try to establish peace on earth including through the friendly relation of greeting and meeting one another.

The other forms are: which means: "As Salaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah" "May the peace and mercy of Allah Almighty be upon you", and "As Salaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh", which means: "May the peace, mercy and  blessings of Allah Almighty be upon you".

THE REPLY - WA ALAIKUMUS SALAAM

This is an expression to reciprocate the greeting. When a person greets another with a salutation of peace, the reply to the greeting is also one of peace. The meaning of this statement is: "And may peace be upon you". The other expressions are: "Wa Alaikumus Salam Wa Rahmatullah" and "Wa Alaikumus Salaam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh"

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CONTENTS

Competition / Giveaway

Editorial

Forthcoming Events

Hadith

Health and Beauty

I Didn't Know That

Industry News

Know Islam

Mysterious Spice

Organisation Profile

Photo Gallery

Questions and Answers

Recently Certified

Smile a While

Trade Opportunities

Winning Recipes

Questions & Answers

Q. Is the food that Garden City hospital serves to their patients Halaal suitable? Does it need to have a Halaal sticker?

A. All food prepared in the Garden City hospital kitchen for patients is certified Halaal by SANHA and thus each meal does NOT require a Halaal seal.

The public cafeteria is however not certified.

Q. I would like to know if the following Infant Formula from NESTLE is Halaal:
  • NAN 1 H.A.
  • NAN 2 H.A.
A. NAN H.A (Hypoallergenic) products are NOT Halaal as they are produced using a porcine (pig) enzyme.

Q. I would like to know if the Natura Rescue Spray for shock, anxiety & sleeplessness is Halaal suitable.

A. Natura Rescue Drops is NOT Halaal as they contain brandy. The Natura Rescue Tablets are also NOT Halaal as they contain ambra grisea (a waxy substance secreted by the intestines of the sperm whale which is then excreted and used in the tablets).

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Industry News

BOS BRANDS (PTY) LTD

BOS BRANDS (PTY) LTD

SAY HELLO TO BOS, SUGAR FREE

Ice-tea company BOS Brands has added a sugar-free variant to its line of fruit-flavoured ice teas. The first of BOS’s cans to go sugar free are two of the brand’s most popular flavours, peach and lemon.

The sugar-free variant are colourant and preservative free, with the brand’s organically grown rooibos farmed at a private nature reserve in the Cederberg. The products are certified by SANHA and are available in all the major retail stores.

Packsize: 275ml and 1 litre

Web: http://www.bosicetea.com

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Recently Certified List

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:

  • GRANOR PASSI, 838 Agaat Street, Marble Hall, Limpopo - Beverages - Pulps and Purees

  • PIZZA HUT - Mall Of Africa, Midrand, Gauteng - Restaurants

  • SELTZER, Super Park Precinct, East Campus, Corner Barbara & Brollo Roads, Isando, Gauteng - Flavoured Water

  • MI CHOHAN, 20 Vernon Street, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal – Chutney

  • SUN FOODS, 595 Sydney Road, Umbilo, Durban, KwaZulu Natal - Biscuits

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

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Competition & Giveaways

COMPETITION WINNERS

COMPACT TRAVEL MUSALLA

Congratulations to all the winners in this competition sponsored by IG Hoosen.

Iqbal Kurrimboccus
Faisal Ismael
Hoosein Rajah
Famidha Imam-Ally
Masood Pahad
Ayesha Hoosen
Naseema Ismail
Zaheera Manack
Fawzia Khan
Laila Ismail
Zain Mahomed
Shamila Majeed
Akbar Osman
Asif Joosub
Nadiera Younus
Abdul Kareem Louw
Yusuf Ismail
Riyaad Salamut
Helen Laurence
Shamiel THomas
Hara Mahomed
Zakariya Kajee
Valli Mahomed Essa
AH Adam
Farieda de Villiers


BOOK GIVEAWAY

Book Giveaway

DOWNLOAD OR BY MAIL
THIS IS ISLAM

By Nahida Esmail

24-page illustrated easy to understand book in full colour. It explains the fundamental tenets of Islam and shows similarities between Christianity and Islam.

To download click here.

To receive by mail send an e-mail to:
pro-kzn@sanha.org.za

with the subject line
This Is Islam”
and your postal address.

Sponsored by the IPCI

NOTE: WE CANNOT SEND YOUR BOOK IF WE DO NOT HAVE THE CORRECT SUBJECT LINE OR POSTAL ADDRESS

COMPETITION

RADIO ISLAM
FREE FOR LIFE - NO SUBSCRIPTION

Win a Radio Islam Satellite Dish and Decoder Set to the value of R650.00 and listen to your favourite Islamic programs with digital clarity.

Answer the following questions:

  1. What day and time is the weekly SANHA programme held on Radio Islam?

  2. Name the presenter of the Sabaahul Muslim Morning Drive programme?

  3. Which SANHA office would you like to collect your prize from if you are a winner?

Competition closing date: 1st September 2016

Send your answers to
pro-kzn@sanha.org.za

To qualify, the subject line must read...
"Radio Islam Decoder"

T & C’s apply. Click here to view

Radio Islam

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Forthcoming Events

DATE EVENT - VENUE

1 - 10 July 2016

ECR House and Garden Show

Durban, South Africa

6 - 7 July 2016

Markex

Gauteng, South Africa

11 - 13 July 2016
Euro-Global Summit & Expo on Food & Beverages

Cologne, Germany
14 - 17 July 2016
Coffee & Chocolate Expo JHB

Gauteng, South Africa
15 - 17 July 2016
Propak China

Shanghai, China

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Mysterious Spice and all things Nice

Your discovery column of spectacular spices, fabulous fruits, incredible ingredients, vital vegetables, marvelous minerals and vibrant vitamins.

SRIRACHA

A type of chilli sauce reported to have been developed in the town of Sriracha in Thailand at the turn of the century. It is a medium heat sauce made from a paste of chilli peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar and salt.

Incredibly popular and now part of American cuisine culture it is eaten in soups, on eggs and burgers, jams and lollipops as a dipping sauce in noodles, combined with mayonnaise as well as in sushi.

Used by chains such as Pizza Hut, Burger King, Subway and others it has won several awards - ingredient of the year in 2010, best tasting hot sauce in 2012 and selected by Lays as one of its new flavours.

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PHOTO GALLERY

Get the Picture - it's Worth a Thousand Words

SRIRACHA SAUCE

SRIRACHA SAUCE

See our Mysterious Spice column for more info.

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Trade Opportunities

"…but let there be amongst you traffic and trade by mutual goodwill" (Noble Al Quran Surah 4, Verse 29)

14TH KENYA FOODEX 2016
INTERNATIONAL TRADE EXHIBITION
ON FOOD - HOTEL & AGRICULTURE
21 - 23 SEP 2016 AT KICC NAIROBI


Click here for more information

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Tel: (+27 21) 633 4145/6
Fax: (+27 21) 633 4148
sanha-cpt@sanha.org.za

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