South African National Halaal

April 2017 :: Rajab 1438 No. 93
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful



Hazrat Mufti Zubair Bayat (daamat barakaathu) is the founder and inspirational Ameer of Darul Ihsan Islamic Services which renders irreplaceable and sterling services for the pleasure of Allah Ta'ala.

For more about Mufti Saheb click here:

He has put out a clarion call for specialization in providing services in the Cause of Allah.

Read his treatise on Halaal and Haraam below:-

"The most learned regarding Halaal and Haraam is Muaaz ibn Jabal"– al-Hadith. The illustrious companions of the Noble Messenger (peace be upon him) were men of great qualities, lofty morals and very knowledgeable personalities. However, some of them excelled and surpassed others in certain disciplines of knowledge, to the extent that they could be referred to as specialists in those particular disciplines and fields. And this was acknowledged and endorsed by none other than the Noble Master (peace be upon him) himself. For example, he referred to Zaid ibn Thabit (RA) as the "most learned in the science of succession or inheritance". He referred to Ubay bin Ka'b (RA) as the "most learned in the science of Quran recitation". He referred to Ali (RA) as the "most learned in the field of judgements". Similarly he referred to Muaaz ibn Jabal (RA) as the "most learned in the field of Halaal and Haram". The specialization of Muaaz ibn Jabal (RA) in the arena of Halaal and Haraam clearly illustrates the importance of specialization in the field. As the subject of Halaal and Haraam requires much knowledge and expertise, the need for specialization is quite evident. 

Previously individuals specialised in this field, but with the complexity of the modern world, this need is better fulfilled by a collective effort. This is where the need for a Halaal authority or a Halaal body is established. There needs to be an organisation that specializes in the discipline of Halaal and Haraam in order to provide the necessary guidance to the Ummah regarding these matters.

In this day and age, with food technology advancing at an alarming pace, and the introduction of GMO, etc. it is even more important to maintain and develop the ability to identify the Halaal from the Haraam and to provide the necessary guidance to the public regarding this. The issue of identifying Haraam ingredients sometimes camouflaged in scientific terms and jargon, in the countless number of food items that are produced both locally and globally, requires special expertise and monitoring capabilities. The need is not only to be able to identify and ascertain accurately that which is Halaal from Haraam, but to additionally, inform and educate the public regarding it, to interact with various stakeholders in an effort to promote Halaal production, to be ever-vigilant regarding the abuse of Halaal logos by unscrupulous operators, and to provide a variety of other such essential and related services, all of which is expected of a dynamic Halaal organisation in our times. 

This obviously requires a complex infrastructure, good governance, seamless systems, excellent management, robust administration, transparent financial operations, efficient service, fiqhi (juristic) acumen, effective media and PR capabilities and competent staff and human resources, among a host of other such requirements, to effectively deliver a holistic and comprehensive service to the Ummah in the field of Halaal and Haraam. To setup and maintain such an elaborate system and operation, requires the best in human and intellectual resources among a number of other resources required.

SANHA has scored admirably on the above criteria and has achieved wide acclaim and recognition for its immense services and contributions in the field of Halaal. SANHA is now a household name and has become a well-respected global Halaal authority that continues to play a pivotal role in the Halaal industry not only nationally, but internationally. Numerous Halaal bodies have mushroomed in the recent past in different parts of the world, including Muslim countries that have patterned their operations on the SANHA-model and have drawn much inspiration and know-how from SANHA's experience and expertise. However, despite great achievements, all human endeavours are prone to error and deficiencies, hence the need for constant self-evaluation and improvement always remains, and complacency is to be avoided at all cost.

We take this opportunity to wish SANHA well into the future, praying for their continued success and growth, from strength to strength. May Almighty protect and preserve and correct and rectify and guide and bless and accept us and all our endeavours in the service of Islam and mankind.

Zubair Bayat
Darul Ihsan Centre, Durban



The Story of our Beginning, the Present and the Future


The Al-Imdaad Foundation is a non-profit humanitarian aid relief organisation (NGO) registered in the Republic of South Africa. It is dedicated to providing humanitarian services in crisis and non-crisis situations to most needy orphans, widows and destitute, irrespective of race, religion, culture, creed and geographical boundary. After more than 14 years of service at home in South Africa, through its international offices, and in up to 70 conflict, disaster and poverty afflicted countries of the world, the Al - Imdaad Foundation continues in its mission of Striving to Serve Humanity.

Locally, trademark projects service thousands of needy South Africans daily. These include the MAKE BREAKFAST POSSIBLE initiative which ensures needy learners start the day with a high nutrition cereal. They also run the SLICE-4-LIFE sandwich distribution programme at hospitals and clinics countrywide. Seasonally, the Operation Winter Warmth campaign delivers tens of thousands of blankets each year. Disaster Relief operations coordinated with local authorities, partnerships with the Department of Social Development and social upliftment initiatives are other ongoing parts of their local work.

Internationally, the Al-Imdaad Foundation response to the Syrian crisis has been ongoing for six years including food aid, shelter, orphan care and other projects. They also have numerous projects in Gaza, and for Syrian and Palestinian refugees in Jordan. Offices in Kenya, Indonesia, Chile, and Bangladesh serve the needs of their respective communities whilst Al -Imdaad Foundation UK and Australia are fundraising offices that implement their own international projects.

A key current project has been the establishment of Madrasahs in Albania to help address the legacy of communism and re-introduce the population to the religion of Islam. Please visit the following link for more info:

The Al-Imdaad Foundation strives to embody the spirit of compassion and mercy bequeathed to Muslims by the Noble Prophet (peace be upon him) by serving humanity wherever the need arises. It is a proud member of SANHA.

For more information about the Al-Imdaad Foundation or to support its projects please call 0861 786 243 or visit





SANHA seeks a dedicated and committed individual in the PMB Area to serve as a Halaal Auditor for PMB and Surrounding Areas.


  • Strong Deeni values
  • Good Administrative skills
  • Vibrant personality
  • Good communications skills
  • Self-motivated/proactive
  • Driver's license + own vehicle

Kindly forward your CV to:

Fax: 031 207 5793
Tel: 031 207 5768



SANHA seeks technical experts on an 'ad-hoc consultancy basis' who possess minimum 3-years Quality Assurance experience in the following industries:

  • Short term perishable products (Meat & Veg)
  • Long term perishable products

PS: Post-Secondary education in Allied Food Sciences is a prerequisite

Kindly forward your CV to:

Fax: 031 207 5793
Tel: 031 207 5768


seeks a dedicated and committed individual at its Durban office.


  • Strong Deeni values
  • Matriculant
  • Excellent computer literacy
  • Good Administrative skills
  • Creative writing skills
  • Vibrant personality
  • Self-motivated/proactive
  • Reasonable work experience in an office environment
  • Driver's license + own vehicle

Kindly forward your CV to:

Fax: 031 207 5793
Tel: 031 207 5768

10 May 2017



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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There are thousands upon thousands of recipes on Tagines. We bring you one from South Africa's premier online kitchen and homeware store, Yuppie Chef. They stock over 300 of the world's leading brands.

Interestingly they also conducted their own test to settle the argument on whether a tagine or casserole would deliver a better and tastier end product. Click here to view the result – Find out which dish won the contest.


Shoulder of lamb, trimmed and cut into 5cm chunks (approximately 1.1kg meat)

¼ cup flour
recipe 1 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp ground black pepper
2 Tbsp paprika
2 Tbsp ground ginger
2 Tbsp turmeric
2 tsp ground cinnamon
5 Tbsp olive oil
2 large onions, chopped
2 large carrots, chopped
2 sticks celery, chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 x 400g tinned chopped tomatoes
200g dried apricots, cut in half
55g dates, cut in half
55g sultanas or raisins
500 ml lamb or beef stock
2 Tbsp clear honey
85g flaked almonds, toasted
Coriander and couscous, to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Place the flour, cayenne pepper, black pepper, paprika, ground ginger, turmeric and cinnamon into a small bowl and mix to combine to create your spice mix.
  3. Place the lamb in a large bowl and toss together with the spice mix.
  4. Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in the tagine base on your stove top. Add the carrots, onions and celery and cook over a gentle heat for 10 minutes so that the onions are soft but not coloured.
  5. Add the crushed garlic for the final 3 minutes. In a separate frying pan, heat the remaining oil and brown the cubes of lamb on all sides, then add the browned meat to the tagine.
  6. De-glaze the frying pan with tomatoes and add these juices to the tagine too. Add the apricots, dates, sultanas, lamb stock and honey to the tagine.
  7. Bring to the boil, cover with the lid and place in the oven to cook for 2 – 2.5 hours or until the meat is meltingly tender.
  8. Sprinkle over the coriander and flaked almonds and serve with couscous. Hearty, slow food to keep you warmed up this winter.

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In the serious world of Halaal, we take this moment to bring you a smile, a chuckle, a hearty laugh and a lesson. It's therapeutic, so pass it on.

Halaaluddin's family and the entire village were proud when he moved to the city to take a course in Advance Studies in the English language. After a few weeks the Elders called him to check on progress.

Halaaluddin replied that he was too busy to talk as he was occupied with "the aqua-thermal treatment of ceramics, aluminium and steel under a constrained environment".

The Elders were highly impressed until further enquiry revealed that Halaaluddin was washing dishes with hot water under his wife's supervision.



Interesting "bites" to whet the appetite for knowledge.


Many are familiar with couscous as the national dish of Morocco. However, it's their variety of slow-cooked savoury stews made with meat, poultry, fish, vegetable and nuts known as Tagine that has made its place amongst the world's famous cuisines.

The tagine is a two part clay cooking pot with circular base and conical lid that is designed to retain all condensation in cooking back to the base and is found everywhere in Morocco – from street-side cafes to restaurants and every home.

Lamb is the most popular meat in Morocco. Cooked for hours with dried fruit and vegetables, it produces a mouth-watering and melting delicious stew.

For a recipe go to our Winning Recipe column.


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Questions & Answers

Q. Which infant formulae are Halaal?

A. Selected products from these brands below are certified by SANHA. Kindly refer to our website or contact our helpline for the specific variants:

  • Illuma
  • Infasoy
  • Promise PE
  • S26 (S26 H.A is NOT Halaal)
  • SMA
  • Infacare
  • Melegi
  • Nestle Nan (Nan H.A is NOT Halaal)
  • Nestle Lactogen
  • Nestle Pelargon

Q. Is Today Puff pastry Halaal? Which puff pastries are Halaal?

A. The following puff pastries are certified by SANHA:-

  • H.M Foods
  • PowerPuff
  • The Puff Man
  • Iqlaas Foods
  • Rich's
  • Meze


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:

  1. Mochachos Stanger, 3 Industria Crescent, Stanger, KZN – Restaurant
  2. RJ'S, Shop 3, Umhlanga Plaza, 4 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga Rocks, KZN - Restaurant
  3., 62 Parijatak Street, Azaadville, Gauteng W - Caterer & Meat Distributor
  4. Pizza Picasso, 130 Anemone Avenue, Lenasia, Gauteng - Caterer
  5. Maraisburg Halaal Butchery, 9A Albertina Sisulu Road, Maraisburg, Gauteng - Butcheries
  6. Klucky's Fresh, 27 Grand Place, Lenasia, Gauteng - Poultry Distribution Outlet
  7. Brand Match Marketing t/a Green Bean Coffee, 1 Rocky Ridge Road, Plot 328, Rietfontein - Beverages - Powders,
  8. Coffees & Teas Crown Chickens (Pty) Ltd t/a Sovereign Foods, Plot 81A Schurveberg, Pretoria West (Hartebeespoort)
  9. Famous Brands Management Company - Nelspruit Distribution Centre, 29 Wilkens Street, Rocky's Drift, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga
  10. Geo Wild Halaal Meat (Pty) Ltd,1366 Karolia Street, Actonville, Gauteng - Abattoirs - Poultry
  11. Zulubillionz Beverages (Pty) Ltd, 1 The Forum, 69 Mount Street, Bryanston, Gauteng - Logistics & Distribution
  12. Assino Resources & Marketing (Pty) Ltd t/a Nutrilane, 57 Knox Street, Germiston, Gauteng - Meat Distributor
  13. Meljo Enterprises, 3 Arklow Road, Founders View South, Edenvale, Gauteng - Raw Materials Gelato Studio, 27 Finsbury Road, Auckland Park, Gauteng - Dairy
  14. Delhi Delicious - Piet Retief, Shop 25 Corner Str & Church Str, Mall @ Mfula, Piet Retief, Mpumalanga - Bakery Retail
  15. Carpe Diem Raisins (Pty) Ltd, Plot 18 Straussburg, Upington, Northern Cape - Snacks - Dried Fruit, Seeds & Nuts
  16. Technikon Laboratories (Pty) Ltd, 1073 Anvil Road, Robertville, Gauteng - Toll Packers/Manufacturer
  17. Zyora (Pty) Ltd, 1073 Anvil Road, Robertville, Gauteng - Medical - Nutritional

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


Competition / Giveaway



So you have over-indulged lately and forgot your resolution to get fit in 2017. You feel tired and hungry all the time?

Let SANHA and Bloodline Laboratories get you started. Win one of 50 Glucose Tolerance Tests, each valued at R150.00 that will give you and your doctor conclusive evidence whether you are diabetic or not. You get peace of mind and can take corrective action.

Answer these two simple questions:-

  1. Who is the chairman of SANHA?

  1. What is the address of Bloodline Laboratories?

(See e-Bulletin No. 92 & 89) for clues on questions 1 and 2 respectively.

Competition closing date:
May 2017

Send your answers to

To qualify, the subject line must read:
"Glucose Tolerance Testing"

T & C's apply. Click here to view



Normally retails for about R50.00. Yours free of charge. A 63-page book authored by Moulana (Dr) Yunoos Osman. An inspiring piece of history of respected Ulama of KZN and their contribution over the last 100 years.

Book Giveaway

Send an email to

To qualify, the subject line must read: "Guiding Stars"

Limited stock - limited time offer. Offer expires 30th April, 2017 or while stocks last - whichever comes first.

See Tell Us and We'll Tell the World column for message from the author


Forthcoming Events

22 – 24 April 2017

Food Africa

Cairo, Egypt

23 – 24 April 2017

Bakery Congress

Vancouver, Canada

25 – 27 April 2017

Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global

Brussels, Belgium

27 – 30 April 2017


Cape Town, South Africa

28 – 30 April 2017

SA Cheese Festival

Cape Town, South Africa

29 April – 01 May 2017

Hartley Fair

Durban, South Africa


Tell Us And We'll Tell The World


Moulana (Dr) Yunoos Osman is a highly accomplished scholar, teacher, author and businessman.

Amongst the books published by him is "The Early Guiding Stars of KwaZulu Natal". It's a 65 page inspiring piece of history of respected Ulama of KZN over the last 100 years.

The author is commencing a much needed second edition and is requesting input from the community which he says "will be extremely helpful in doing justice to this work".

Kindly forward all info to the author:

In the meantime you can still get your hand on a free copy of the first edition.

See our Competition/Giveaway column for details.


Recent Announcements

Captain Doregos - Certification Terminated

Gold Reef City, Gauteng

Certification terminated with immediate effect due to breach of contract.

Kindly Exercise Caution!!

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


Mysterious Spice and all things Nice

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


Whilst denials on the use of the ingredient LM10 in burger buns, bread, mayo and patties which allegedly contains pork have been fast and furious over the years on several continents, no questions have been raised over what it actually is.

The full chemical name of LM-10 is 6-fluoro-3-[(E)-2-(1H-1, 2, 3, 4-tetrazol-5-yl) ethenyl]-1H-indole. This is a synthetic chemical that was developed as a potential anticancer drug and is under research. It is not found in nature and has no application in food.


Health and Beauty

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



Used more as a seasoning agent to add aroma and taste to your cooking, science has proven that garlic is an amazing healing agent and can be used to help with a variety of medicinal problems. Here are some of them:-


If you've failed to win the battle against those stubborn zits, its time you tackled the root cause of acne. Consuming two cloves of raw garlic with warm water will help you purify your blood, giving you a visibly healthy skin.


If cold and flu never want to leave you, let garlic work its charm. Consuming two or three cloves with a dash of honey and ginger every day will help you keep these frequent visitors at bay.


Research claims that garlic builds immunity to fight against various types of cancer such as that of the bladder, breast and stomach.


The antioxidant properties in garlic help in maintaining lower cholesterol levels. When consumed on a daily basis, your blood pressure and blood sugar levels too will be under check.


The medicinal treasure has been gaining popularity owing its anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties. Be it fighting oral cavities or internal parasites garlic fights them all.

Source: Annabelle D'Costa


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