South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA)


July 2020 : Thul Hijjah 1441

This weekend Muslims of the world will celebrate the festival of Eid ul Adha with the sacrifice of an animal. This is an important annual reassertion of the individual’s faith in Allah and a tradition dating back to the Prophet Ibrahim or Abraham (peace be upon him) that must be honoured.

The objective is to sacrifice something very dear to ourselves as an offering to the Divine, as the Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) was willing to do, serving as a reminder to Muslims not to become preoccupied by their possessions and lose sight of their spiritual compass i.e. the lessons of the Quraan and the teachings of the Prophet (peace be upon him).

The Noble Quraan mentions, "And who could be of better faith than he who surrenders his whole being unto Allah and is a doer of good and follows the creed of Ibrahim who turned away from all that is false – And Allah chose Ibrahim as His friend." (Surah 4: Verse 125)

We pray that the occasion be used as a reflection in recalibrating our spiritual compass in the development of character for readiness to sacrifice everything for the sake of Allah. May Allah Ta'ala grant us the strength of spirit and will to emulate the example of the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him), in every facet of our daily struggle to become better Muslims.

On behalf of all of us at SANHA, we extend our sincere good wishes of Eid Mubarak and peace.  May Allah accept all our deeds, forgive our transgressions and shortcomings and ease the suffering of all people around the globe.

Eid Closure


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