HALAAL - MORE THAN A LOGO
give praise and thank Allah Ta'ala for being able to abide by the
principles of good governance with the hosting of our very public and
highly successful Annual General Meeting recently in Durban.
reports and presentations were the order of the day. Amongst these
was an outstanding treatise entitled, "HALAAL
- MORE THAN A LOGO"
by Islamic Scholar, Secretary General of the United Ulama Council of
South Africa (UUCSA) and Chairman of the Executive and Management
committees of SANHA,
Moulana Yusuf Patel.
have reproduced an abridged version of the presentation below:-
- MORE THAN A LOGO
brand is a distinguishing symbol, mark, logo or name that is used to
characterize a company's product. The brand promise incorporates
more than just tangible products and services. It also includes the
feelings that consumers get when they use the products and services.
Commercial brands thrive on the concept of "association".
They brand products in a manner that the client subconsciously associates sentiments of happiness, joy, satisfaction, success, beauty vitality, etc. with the product.
associates its products with star athletes; hoping customers will
transfer their emotional attachment from the athlete to the product.
For Nike, it's not just the shoe's features that sell the shoe. If
you're a Nike fan, the brand might represent athleticism,
performance, strength, good health and fun.
certification however is not a commercial venture. It is a Divine
prescription that has its own inherent and distinct worth, value and
appeal. The "Halaal
is therefore much more than a logo. Halaal as a Divine Brand exudes
a deeply spiritual importance. It is directly responsible for the
preservation and protection of the distinct identity of a Muslim.
The nexus between Halaal consumption and modesty is established in
Chapter 7 Verse 21 "When
they had tasted from the tree, their private parts became revealed
consequence of consuming the impermissible by Adam (AS) and Hawwa (RA) resulted in the exposure of their private parts. Halaal creates
a modest disposition whilst Haraam breeds crudity.
of the human mind and body: Halaal / Haraam
is not based on deliberate human deprivation nor is it a punitive
measure - to the contrary, the Quran says: "They
ask you what is permissible for them - Say "Permissible for you is
the tayyibaat." (5:4)
The Tayyibaat is meant to preserve the 'fitrah',
the natural disposition of man. The permissible or forbidden is not
designed to deprive humans of joy and pleasure, it is meant to
preserve the sanctity of the human mind and body.
capacity to act righteously:
The consumption of Halaal creates a desire to submit to Allah, it
creates an appetite for virtue, an aversion for vice and a desire to
be upright. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: "O' People! Allah is Tayyib (Pure) and only accepts that which is Tayyib (Pure). Allah commands the believers as He had commanded the
Messengers by saying: "O Messengers! Eat
of the Tayyibaat and do
righteous deeds…" (Chapter
23 Verse 51) This clearly creates the link between consumption
growth of wisdom:
Food provides us with more than the sum of its nutrients - protein,
carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, and minerals. It's the sum total of
our innermost thoughts and feelings. Halaal contributes to healthy
thoughts and actions and allows us to live in harmony with spiritual
truths, natural laws and ecology of our body, our planet and the
great Sufi poet, Rumi once remarked: "The
satiated man and the hungry man do not see the same thing when they
look upon a loaf of bread."
In the same way, a Muslim and a non-Muslim do not see the same value
in the food they consume. "Say:
"The impure and the pure are not equal, even though very many of
the bad things may entice you. Be, then, conscious of Allah, O you
who are endowed with insight, so that you might attain to a happy
5 Verse 100)
Halaal logo not only provides tangible assurance of religious
compliance but also contributes to the preservation of distinct
Islamic identity and values.
(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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CHICKEN CHILLI DRY
The famed and delicious Indo Chinese dish that goes well with fried rice or flat breads. The recipe is courtesy of the Dubai based gastronomy Master Chef Aatir Dhadalla of the Mediterranean themed 5-star Melia Hotel in Dubai.
- ½ kg boneless chicken, diced
- ½ red capsicums
- ½ yellow capsicum
- 3 spring onions roughly chopped
- 4 - 5 pieces red chilies finely chopped
- 3 Tbsp corn flour
- 2 Tbsp crushed garlic
- 1 Tbsp ginger
- ½ tsp white pepper powder
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp red chili sauce
- 2 Tbsp ketchup
- 2 Tbsp white vinegar
- 1 cup water
- 500ml vegetable oil
- 1 tsp chicken soup powder
- Mix the diced chicken with the two tablespoons of corn flour, 1 teaspoon soya, white pepper powder, a bit of salt and the beaten egg. The mixture should coat the chicken completely.
- Heat 400ml of oil in a wok and deep fry all the chicken and set aside on a tissue to remove excess oil.
- Heat two tablespoons of oil in another wok. Add ginger, garlic with chilies and sauté for one minute.
- Add all the vegetables (save some spring onions for garnish) and continue sautéing until they are transparent. Now add the remaining soya, ketchup and the chilli sauce continue sautéing.
- Add ½ cup of water and the chicken soup powder.
- When the mixture starts to boil add remaining corn flour blended with one tablespoon of water. Mix well to avoid lumps.
- When you are almost done cooking, adjust the seasoning and add vinegar. Cook until the sauce is thick and coats the chicken evenly.
- Garnish with spring onions.
Most of the chicken soup powders contain salt so please taste before you add the final seasoning. Your chilli chicken should not become salty. Chicken soup powder is also the best substitute of monosodium glutamate for those who don't like to season with it. This recipe does not have sugar as I am using ketchup. If you like your chili chicken to be sweeter you can add sugar.
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CATCH OF THE DAY
famous Moulana was passing Halaluddin's village and asked him for a
good place to eat. He suggested a nearby restaurant and the Moulana,
eager to engage in conversation with a local person invited
Halaluddin to join him. Delighted, Halaluddin accompanied the Moulana
to the restaurant where they asked the waiter about the special of
Fresh Fish!" replied the waiter and gave a mouth-watering
us two," they answered.
few minutes later, the waiter brought out a large sizzling platter
with two cooked fish on it, aroma of which filled the restaurant. One
of them was considerably smaller than the other.
hesitating, Halaluddin dished out the larger of the fish on his
Moulana gave Halaluddin a look of intense disbelief and proceeded to
tell him stridently that what he did was not only blatantly selfish
but violated the principles of ethics, morality and religion.
calmly listened to the philosophy patiently and when the Moulana
finally exhausted his topic and paused, Halaluddin in the most polite
of tones asked:-
what would you have done?"
being a conscientious human, would have taken the smaller fish for
myself" he replied.
here you are," Halaluddin said, and promptly placed the
smaller fish on the Moulana's plate.
Look good - feel good. Tips for a
sound mind in a sound body
SWEET SUMMER SCRUB
Some extra love for cracked and damaged skin
with an all-natural treatment. Keep your skin buffed and smooth with
exfoliation without exposing your skin to unwanted chemicals.
What better way to pamper your skin than by
giving it the all-natural treatment. We all know how harsh the summer
sun, heat and sea can be on our skin, so taking extra care to keep it
smooth and buffed makes sense. Better yet, go the DIY route and make
yourself one of these deliciously summery body scrubs. Brighten,
soothe and exfoliate without exposing your skin to unwanted
cup raw sugar
drops lavender essential oil (or more if you desire a stronger
– 5 Tbsp organic coconut oil
Tbsp fresh or dry lavender petals (optional)
If coconut oil is hard, place in microwave for
15 – 20 seconds to melt into liquid. Combine all ingredients in a
large bowl and mix well with a wooden spoon. Transfer mixture into an airtight jar or container.
BLUEBERRY AND LEMON
cup coconut oil
cup white sugar
Tbsp of freeze dried blueberries
essential oil drops
drop of blue food colouring
Crush up the blueberries and add the sugar,
coconut oil and 5 lemon oil drops. Mix all the ingredients together well.
Place all ingredients in a jar to use when you are ready for your
next shower. It is advised to use the scrub last in your shower
routine, as the left over coconut oil on your skin is extremely
COCONUT AND LIME
cup coconut oil
from one lime
Combine coconut oil, sugar and lime zest. Mix
until combined. Add 7 drops of lime oil and stir. If the scent of the
lime is not strong enough, add more, two drops of oil at a time.
Store in a glass jar.
CITRUS SALT SCRUB
cup fine sea salt
cup grapeseed oil
- 10 drops of citrus essential oils like lemon, grapefruit, lime
and orange (add more for a stronger scent)
Mix your salt and grapeseed oil. Add in the
essential oils and mix well. Store in a glass jar.
EUCALYPTUS AND MINT
cup brown sugar
cup coconut oil
drops eucalyptus essential oil
Mix sugar and coconut oil. Add essential oil
drops. Finely chop mint leaves and add. Mix well and store in a
Get It Magazine Dec/Jan 2017
Know Islam Series
out of every five persons on this planet is a Muslim. He is your
neighbour, customer, supplier, employee, boss or friend.
most useful metal known to man. Iron and steel industries are the
foundation of prosperity of nations. Without this, man cannot reach
the dizzy heights of building structures, fly through the skies, move
around on earth, on water and below it and the implements needed for all
Yet fourteen centuries ago when man was not advanced in scientific knowledge and technology, the Almighty sent down the Quraan through His Messenger, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) wherein there are many scientific facts.
is highlighted in Chapter 57, Al Hadid (the Iron) and in Verse 25 it
specifically states "….
And we sent down Iron in which there is awesome power, as well as
many benefits for mankind…".
Just one of the many scientific facts alluded to in the Noble Quraan.
Vacancy, Debtors Clerk - Durban Office
Position available for a female debtor's clerk based at the SANHA Head Office in Overport.
- Courteous & effective liaison with customers to ensure timeous payment.
- Attendance to debtor queries; credit notes etc.
- Experience in debtor account recons.
- Computer Literacy essential Pastel Partner and MS Office (Excel & Word) will be an advantage.
- 3 - 5 years' experience
- Good communication skills
Closing date for all applications is the 15th February 2017.
Applicants to forward detailed CV to SANHA Offices - KZN
Fax: (031) 207 5793
If you do not hear from us by the 20th February 2017, please treat your application as unsuccessful.
Mysterious Spice and all things Nice
discovery column of spectacular spices, fabulous fruits, incredible
ingredients, vital vegetables, marvelous minerals and vibrant vitamins.
Lecithin (from the Greek lekithos, "egg yolk") is a generic term to designate any group of yellow-brownish fatty substances occurring in animal and plant tissue. They attract both
water and fatty substances and are used for smoothing food textures,
dissolving powders (emulsifiers) and homogenizing liquid mixtures.
Used amongst other things as an additive in processed foods,
medicines and supplements; it helps give these products a smooth,
uniform appearance. Examples of use would be in margarine, bread
products, confectionery, ice cream and dairy products, infant formulas and
are not forbidden to eat lecithin per
se; however, since it may be derived from animal as well as plant sources, care must be taken to ensure that the source is Halaal. Lecithin derived from soya, plants and egg yolks is permissible.
SANHA has not
found commercial lecithin from animal sources except from egg yolk
which would make it unsuitable for vegans. SANHA's research shows that the majority of commercial lecithin is obtained
from soya. Some is also derived from sunflower and rapeseed.
Q: Which omega supplements are Halaal?
A: As per information at our disposal the following omega supplements are Halaal suitable:
- Revite Omega vegi-capsules
- A. Vogel VegOmega-3
- Solal Fish Oil Omega3 vegicap
- Solal Flaxseed / Linseed Oil Omega3 Vegicap
- Solal Omega 3 Double Strength Fish Gelatine Capsule
Solal Omega All and Solal Sol-Oil Omega 3 & 6 are NOT approved by SANHA as they contain bovine gelatin derived from non-Halaal slaughtered animals.
Q: Are there any Amino supplements for fitness or gyming which are Halaal?
A: The following amino supplement products manufactured by Muscle Works are certified by SANHA:
- Muscle Works Amino Shred Berry
- Muscle Works Amino Shred Grape
- Muscle Works Branch Chain Amino-X
- Muscle Works Branch Chain Amino-X Grape
- Muscle Works Branch Chain Amino-X Naartjie
- Muscle Works Ultimate Amino Force Grape
- Muscle Works Ultimate Amino Force Lime
COCA-COLA OPENS FIRST FACTORY IN GAZA STRIP
Gaza City - Coca-Cola formally has opened its first factory in the Gaza Strip, the company announced on Wednesday, in a move that could create hundreds of jobs in the beleaguered Palestinian enclave.
The $20 million (19 million euro) investment is the company's first plant in Gaza and will create around 120 jobs immediately, a statement said, with an eventual expansion to 270.
"The opening of our first Gaza plant is an important milestone," Zahi Khouri said, the founder and chairman of National Beverage Company (NBC) responsible for Coca-Cola in the Palestinian territories.
There are three other NBC bottling facilities in the West Bank but the new Gaza plant could be a bonus for the struggling enclave's economy.
The Jewish state of Israel maintains a crippling blockade on the Palestinian enclave which it says is necessary for security reasons.
The unemployment rate in the coastal territory is over 40 percent, with close to two-thirds of young people out of work.
The United Nations has estimated the Palestinian economy could double in size if the Israeli occupation ended.
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:
- Calisto's Cresta Mall, Shop CGU207, Cresta Mall, Blackheath, Gauteng - Restaurant
- Steers Bethal N17, Cnr Jabulana Selepe & Moses Kotane Streets, Bethal, Mpumalanga - Restaurants
- Fishaways La Rochelle, 256 Turf Road, La Rochelle, Gauteng - Restaurants
- Inno-tivity (Pty) Ltd, Regus Wedgefiled - Block A, Muswel Road, Bryanston, Gauteng - Culinary Products
- Honeyfields Wholesalers c.c., 1009 Kruger Street, Lyttelton, Centurion, Gauteng - Bakery- Bulk Manufacturers
- Wimpy Sabie 1 Stop, 146 Main Street, Sabie, Mpumalanga - Restaurants
- Jeppa Duo Lounge Lenasia, 192 Rose Avenue, Ext 3, Lenasia, Gauteng - Restaurants
- Tarbooch Restaurant, Shop FF20B, The Zone, Gauteng - Restaurants
- Skylim Beverages, 202 Helen Joseph Street, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Beverages (Ready to Drink)
- Debonairs Pizza Auckland Park, Cnr Stanley & Empire Roads, Auckland Park, Gauteng - Restaurants
- Fishaways Auckland Park, Cnr Stanley & Empire Roads, Auckland Park, Gauteng - Restaurants
- Stetsons Butter 32D Hagart Road, Pinetown, KwaZulu Natal - Culinary Products
- RJ'S - Pietermaritzburg Shop No. 4, The Square, 4 Chatterton Road, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal - Restaurants
- Greener Pastures Frozen Foods cc t/a Onion Chef, 6B Maslamoney Road, Athlone Industria 2, Athlone, 7766 - Fruit & Vegetable Products
- Hochdorf SA (Pty)Ltd, 2B Elegance Road, Sanddrift, Milnerton, Cape Town, 7780 Snacks - Chocolate
- Langeberg Ashton Foods (Pty)Ltd, 1 Main Road, Ashton, 6715 - Fruit & Vegetable Products
- De Villiers Chocolate (Pty) Ltd, Simondium Guild, Simondium, R45, 7670 & Spice Route, Suid Agter-Paarl Road, Suider Paarl, 7624 Snacks – Chocolate
- Fruit & Veg City (Pty) Ltd t/a Cape Roasters, 20 London Circle, Brackengate Business Park, Brackenfell, Cape Town,7560 Snacks - Dried Fruit & Nuts
- Carmien Tea (Pty) Ltd, Bergendal Farm, Paleisheuwel Road, Piekenierskloof Pass, Citrusdal, 7340 Beverages - Tea & Coffee
- Flavour Union, 21 Mortimer Road, Wynberg, Cape Town, 7800 Culinary - Honey
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MCCAIN CRISPY SWEET POTATO FRIES
McCain's new Sweet Potato Fries is a new good-for-you option that will turn every meal into a feast.
Sweet potato is packed with vitamins and nutrients that help in digestive and heart health and is also a slow-release carbohydrate that helps to manage glucose in the body.
This controls energy levels and appetite, meaning that you will feel fuller for longer. The fries are made with an orange-flesh sweet potato which is specially grown for McCain.
The product is certified Halaal by SANHA and is available in 750g pack size at your local supermarket.
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