South African National Halaal

September 2016 :: Thul Hijjah 1437 No. 90

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



This, our ninetieth edition of the e-Bulletin comes a few days before Eid ul Adha and the 1427th anniversary of the historic Farewell Hajj sermon of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

These epoch-making and momentous events served to revolutionise society and embed values for humanity that will endure to the end of time.

Eid ul Adha is a sacrifice in the great tradition of our Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham), (peace be upon him). Allah so loved the willing and unquestioning obedience and sacrifice of Prophet Abraham that He made it incumbent upon all those who can afford it to sacrifice healthy animals and to distribute the meat to neighbours, the poor and needy and to relatives and family annually. During the Hajj pilgrimage and throughout the world, Muslims will be obeying the order of Allah Ta'ala and offer sacrifice of animals in keeping with this injunction.

In the year 632 C.E. the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) undertook his farewell pilgrimage to Makkah which is a most significant historical event in the minds of Muslims, for it was the last pilgrimage made by him and became the model for performing the fifth pillar of Islam, the Hajj.

The message was a miracle of elocution and compelling power delivered with conviction and its message enshrined virtue, piety, modesty and brotherhood of man. In fact, it was the first truly universal charter of Human Rights long before the one written by the United Nations in the 1940's. It was so profound that centuries later copies of it are framed and put up in millions of homes all over the world.

The message for mankind is addressed to nations and individuals. One can draw valuable lessons for personal growth and self-improvement as shown below:-

  1. Uphold consciousness of Allah.
  2. Prioritise on your acts of worship starting with the 5 pillars.
  3. Be a conveyor of the message of Islam.
  4. Use Quraan & Sunnah as reference points.
  5. Take note of Shaytan's presence and plot to corrupt your heart and soul.
  6. Uphold true brotherhood - say NO to racism, tribalism and nationalism.
  7. Be attentive.
  8. Be just, trustworthy and interest-free

For a summarised translation and a video narration of the farewell sermon, click here

The message for mankind today is more relevant than ever before and applying its lessons will improve one's life holistically for the pleasure of Allah.

On behalf of the SANHA Executive, Management, Staff, Certified Plants, well-wishers and supporters we wish all Muslims Eid Mubarak and our Non-Muslim friends peace. We pray that the spirit of the sacrifice and message of the Final Sermon makes us stronger, morally and spiritually for the year ahead, Almighty willing.

Our offices shall be closed as follows:-




The Story of our Beginning, the Present and the Future


Robertsham Muslim Jamaat

Alhamdulillah, the Muslim community in the South of Johannesburg has grown substantially over the years, from a few families in the early nineties, to almost 3000 families today and still growing.

The Robertsham Muslim Jamaat, established in 1992, built the first Masjid / Madrasah on Kimberley Road, which not only services the surrounding communities but also caters for the travellers on the M1 Motorway. With more families settling within the area since its inception, the Jamaat has extended the Salaah area by incorporating the Masjid courtyard and also extended the male ablution area to cater for the increasing number of Musallees. A much needed salaah and ablution facility for females has also been completed, allowing travellers to fulfil their Fardh obligations with ease, Alhamdulillah.

Understanding the need for Islamic education, the RMJ established its Madrasah together with the Masjid and subsequently introduced nursery and pre-school classes. The community has also responded to the call of establishing "The Al Huda Girls Academy", a "Girls only" school which commenced in January 2011. With a role count of 360 learners across these institutes, the Al-Huda Girls Academy currently caters for learners from nursery and pre-school to grade six. Insha'Allah, each year the next grade will be added.

The Madrasah also introduced an Islamic pre-school and a girls' Hifz class, separate to the already existing boys' Hifz class. The Al-Huda Girls Academy has an established science and computer lab and plans to establish a media resource center.

Accordingly, we would like to extend an offshore "aakhirah" investment opportunity for Isaaluth-thawaab for one's near and dear ones by contributing towards our worthy projects. We extend a warm welcome to one and all to visit our facilities and request your duas for the successful completion of our projects and that Allah accept our efforts.


Imaam: Moulana Abdur Rahman Ishaq - 082 523 9955

Secretary: Mohammed Aqeel Mosam - 084 584 4231

Treasurer: Imtiaz Gondiwala - 082 448 4253



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

Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said during the Farewell Hajj Sermon, "…And the usury of the pre-Islamic period is abolished, and the first of our usury I abolish is that of 'Abbas bin 'Abd al-Muttalib, for it is all abolished…."[Muslim]

The concept of Halaal extends to our earnings as well. It is not sufficient for the ingredients of the food and drink we consume to be Halaal, when they have been earned through non-Halaal avenues such as theft, deceit, usury, fraud, etc. So much did Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) emphasise this, that he set the example for all of us by publicly abolishing the interest earned by his own uncle, Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him).



Tried and tested recipes from chefs, gourmet connoisseurs, contributors and also from kitchens of our certified plants for your culinary pleasure.

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A recipe from Chef Avijt Gosh of the Oberoi. The famous prawn dish from the cuisine of Bengal. Distinctive flavours of mustard oil and hot spices bathed in the creamy flavour of coconut milk served with rice.

Sticky Wings


  • 400g prawns
  • 3 Tbsp mustard oil
  • ½ Tbsp whole cumin
  • 2 Tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 Tbsp cumin paste
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1¼ cup coconut milk
  • 2 tsp ghee


  1. Blanch the prawns in turmeric water.

  2. Heat mustard oil in a pan and add sugar and whole cumin.

  3. Add ginger paste, cumin powder, red chilli powder and turmeric powder and sauté

  4. Now add the prawns and slit green chillies and stir for few minutes.

  5. Add the coconut milk, cook for few more minutes and then add salt.

  6. In the end sprinkle garam masala and ghee on top and serve.

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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 had promised his son a blue macaw parrot on achieving the best grades in Madrasah. So when Halaluddin learnt that there was an auction taking place where such a parrot was up for sale, he presented himself there, completed the formalities and began bidding for the bird.

He really wanted this bird badly for his son and became thoroughly involved in the bidding.  He kept bidding only to see the bids going higher and higher. Finally, after he had bid much more than he had intended, Halaluddin outbid everybody and the parrot was his at last.

As he was paying for the parrot, he said to the auctioneer, "My dear boy is going to be ecstatic. I hope this parrot can talk. I would hate to have paid this much for it, only to find out that he can't talk!"

"Don't worry about that" said the auctioneer, "He can talk alright. Who do you think kept bidding against you?"



Interesting "bites" to whet the appetite for knowledge.


Opened in 2011 the museum is a window to the historical, social, cultural features of a nation and a religion of the world.

It features previous antiques and of the Kaaba covering, its old door, rare photographs and a model of the Prophet's (peace be upon him) Masjid, the Zam Zam well etc. to name but a few.

Over 5 million visitors have been through its doors since its opening. Click here for further details and visiting hours.



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Chicken World

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Great Bargains - Great Value @

168 Kenilworth Rd, Overport, Durban


Health and Beauty

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


Coconut milk is considered a "miracle liquid" due to its vast array of benefits of health and beauty.

It is known to contain good concentration of lauric acid, a medium chain fatty acid (MCFA) which gets converted to monolaurin in the body, a compound with antiviral and antibacterial properties. Lauric acid is also found in mother's milk and is known to promote brain development, bone health and immunity. It is highly recommended for patients who are lactose intolerant.

Coconut milk helps increase HDL levels (good cholesterol) and decrease LDL levels (bad cholesterol). It also improves blood pressure and helps prevent cardiac arrhythmia due to its potassium content.

Here are three benefits for your hair as suggested by Dr. Rahul Nagar of Max Hospitals India.


Dr. Rahul Nagar, says, "Because of its excellent moisturising properties, coconut milk can be used as a scalp tonic for dry, itchy and irritated scalp. A gentle massage for 5 minutes with home-made coconut milk followed by a hot towel can have a good nourishing effect." This is particularly beneficial for restoring dry, damaged and brittle hair, as well as split ends.


Coconut milk contains all the essential nutrients required for healthy hair, boosting your hair follicles and promoting hair growth. Apply coconut milk on your hair and massage for 3 to 5 minutes. Shampoo as usual, after 20 minutes.


You can either wash your hair with equal amounts of coconut milk and shampoo, or use coconut milk as a leave-in conditioner. This adds volume to your hair, makes it less greasy and promotes longer and thicker hair.


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.


"Good deeds and evil deeds are not equal. Repel evil with what is best, then he with whom you had enmity shall become as a bosom friend." (Quraan - Chapter 41, Verse 34)

"You should not do evil to those who do evil to you, but you should deal with them with forgiveness and kindness." This is how the final Messenger of God (peace be upon him) reacted to personal attacks and abuse.

Islamic sources include a number of instances where the Prophet (peace be upon him) had the opportunity to take revenge upon those who wronged him, but refrained from doing so. He taught man to exercise patience in the face of adversity: "The strong is not the one who overcomes people by his strength, but the strong is the one who controls himself while in anger."



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Questions & Answers

Q. Which tissue salts are Halaal?

A. The HomeoForce range of tissue salts are certified by SANHA.

Q. Which probiotics can we take?

A. In terms of information at our disposal the following probiotics are Halaal Suitable.

  • The Real Thing Pro-Probiotic vegicaps
  • Probiflora tablets
  • Molkosan
  • Probiotica Liquid
  • Reuterina Drops
  • Reuteri Drops
  • Reuteri Chews


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:

  • Time-Out Catering, 7 Churchill Avenue, Crosby, Gauteng - Caterers

  • Golden Fry CC, GF Farms, Plot 97 Misgund, Elandsfontien, Eikenhof, Gauteng - Raw materials (Oils)

  • Stilhoek Boerdery (Pty) Ltd, Portion 35, Tweefontein, Bela Bela, Limpopo - Beverages (Granadilla)

  • Free E Manufactory, Holly Country, Clydesdale South, Sasolburg, Free State - Fruit & Veg Products (Mushrooms)

  • Bio-Sanitizer (Pty) Ltd, 6A Prestige Drive, Democracy Way, Marconi Beam, Western Cape - Sanitization

  • Baspin Trading t/a Romans Pizza, Capricorn, Promenade & Athlone, Western Cape - Restaurants

  • Bakhresa SA (Pty) Ltd, 1 Fennis Close, Umbilo, Durban, KwaZulu Natal - Wheaten Flour Manufacturing

  • AQ Holdings (Pty) Ltd, 16 Industria Crescent, Stanger, KwaZulu Natal - Culinary Products

For a detailed list of SANHA certified establishments and other queries, please email


Competition & Giveaways


Book Giveaway


By Nahida Esmail

Ideal for kids, this 24-page illustrated book in full colour is easy to understand. 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:

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

Sponsored by the IPCI


Live like Brothers


By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Uthmaani Sahib

14-page booklet. Based on his vast knowledge and experience, the erudite scholar and ex-judge of the Shariah court of Pakistan, the author offers valuable insight into common matters of dispute that we can avoid.

To download

To receive by mail, send an e-mail to  with subject line "This Is Islam” and your postal address.

Sponsored by Madrasah Ta'leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach



Bloodline Laboratories


Competition closing date:
15 September 2016

R15 000 worth of lipogram tests to be given away to our readers.

Health is regarded as one of greatest blessings that Allah Ta’ala has given to mankind. It is reported in a Hadith that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) mounted the pulpit, then wept and said, “Take benefit of five before five: Your youth before your old age, your health before your sickness, your wealth before your poverty, your free time before you are preoccupied, and your life before your death” (Hadith : Narrated by Ibn Abbas and reported by Al Hakim)

In keeping with this Prophetic advice, 50 readers can win a lipogram test sponsored by the dynamic Bloodline Laboratory Group. The results of the test will be able to give your doctor your cholesterol levels to enable him to make an informed decision on your health. 

Simply answer the following questions:-

  1. Name the SANHA certified restaurant reviewed in the On My Plate column in e-Bulletin No.89?

  2. Name the husband and wife team that head up Bloodline Laboratories?

See the Tell us and We'll Tell the World column for clues.

Send your answers to

To qualify, the subject line must read: "Lipogram Test”

T & C’s apply. Click here to view


Forthcoming Events

15 - 18 September 2016
Homemakers Expo
Cape Town, South Africa
19 - 21 September 2016
Halal Expo
Dubai, UAE
20 September 2016
SAAFFI - Ins and Outs of Kosher Certification
Gauteng, South AFrica

23 - 25 September 2016
The Gauteng Getaway Show
Gauteng, South Africa
05 - 06 October 2016
African Packaging and Labelling Indaba
Gauteng, South Africa
12 - 14 October 2016
Ghana Trade Show
Accra, Ghana
16 - 20 October 2016
SIAL Paris
Paris, France


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Bloodline Laboratories

Affordable, available, admirable.

You have been paying too much for too long. Born out of a deep felt desire to serve the broader population, the chief pathologist of King Edward Hospital established Bloodline Laboratories 10 years ago.

Using state of the art equipment the laboratory is centrally situated in Overport to service the major hospitals offering professional services of the highest excellence at affordable prices.

Welcomed by patients and specialists they maintain an affordable single price policy and are contracted to medical aid schemes. They do not have dual pricing for different sets of patients and their charges can be at a saving as much as 40% of the prices charged by others.

The operation is personally overseen by the husband and wife team of Dr Vinmala and Mr Shaun Naidoo, the sponsors of the Lipogram Competition.

Their offices are located at:-
Shop 2B, Gem Towers
98 Overport Drive

Tel: +27 31 207 2579

See the Competition / Giveaway section.


Mysterious Spice and all things Nice

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


Member of the palm family, coconut is frequently confused for being a nut. It is classified as a fruit. It is grown in abundance in Malaysia, Polynesia and southern Asia and highly valued by the inhabitants over the ages.

In Sanskrit, the coconut palm is known as kalpa vriksha – "tree which gives all that is necessary for living" because nearly all parts can be used, the water, milk, flesh, sugar and oil. Even the husks and leaves are used as materials in furnishings and decoration.

It is highly nutritious and rich in fibre, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous.


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