EID - THE CELEBRATION OF TRANSFORMATION
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
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.
Our offices shall be closed as follows:-
CLOSE: Wednesday, 06 July 2016
REOPEN: Monday, 11 July 2016
Eid issue of the latest Halaal Gazette #21 – Click here.
Print copy also available in your local Masjid.
The Story of our Beginning, the Present and the Future
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
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
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.
Secretary: Br. M K Cassim (Chairman)
Postal Address: P O Box 209, Verulam, 4340
Telephone: 032 533 7869
(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]
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.
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.
- 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
- Wash wings / drumsticks and boil in Garlic for approximately 15 mins, wash and drain.
- Ensure that all water is drained out.
- Mix all the spices together besides the honey. Marinade the wings with the spice mixture and then leave in fridge for an hour.
- When ready, pour honey generously over all the wings, and bake in oven on 180°C for 25 mins.
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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?”
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.
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
Here are 15 ways to increase your calcium consumption:-
Source: Spark People
- Add beans to soups, chilli and pasta dishes.
- Grate low-fat cheese over soups and salads.
- Enjoy a smoothie made with yoghurt.
- Use milk instead of water in soups, breads, sauces or salad dressings.
- Add milk to tea or coffee in the morning.
- Try plain yoghurt as a vegetable dip.
- Stir some nuts into a yoghurt cup as a snack.
- Include leafy vegetables in baked casseroles such as lasagne.
- Buy juices and cereals fortified with calcium.
- Drink skim milk instead of carbonated drinks.
- Eat hot oatmeal made with milk for breakfast.
- Snack on crunchy broccoli instead of potato chips.
- Substitute plain low-fat yoghurt for recipes that call for sour cream.
- Treat yourself to pudding made with skim milk for dessert.
- Take a daily supplement. Adults aged 50 and older need to have a daily intake of 1200 milligrams of calcium.
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"
Questions & Answers
|Q. Is the food that Garden City hospital serves to their patients Halaal suitable? Does it need to have a Halaal sticker?
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:
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.
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).
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
Recently Certified List
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Answer the following questions:
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Mysterious Spice and all things Nice
discovery column of spectacular spices, fabulous fruits, incredible
ingredients, vital vegetables, marvelous minerals and vibrant vitamins.
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.