Intentions no matter how noble and well meaning, remain just that unless matched with a deliberate plan of action.
SANHAŽs mission is bound by the ordinance that religious
accountability is an individual responsibility and Islamic dietary law
is a Divine commandment. As such SANHA presents relevant information to
the public to enable the making of informed and correct choices. This
includes programmes and action that educate and encourage the
consumption of Halaal and abstention from Haraam.
One of the most common techniques of enhancing taste and appearance
of food is to baste it with gravy, oil, marinades and other flavouring
agents using a basting brush. Even pies and pastries need to be
"glazed". Ladies cosmetic make-up brushes such as one for lip gloss
could be of pork bristle as well. The label on these brushes generally
state "pure bristle" without specifying the type or origin.
The Noble QurŽaan is very explicit on the command forbidding Muslim against the swine. It states:
"He has forbidden you dead meat,
and blood, and the flesh of swine, and that on which any other name has
been invoked besides that of Allah..."
Al-Baqarah, Verse 173
Whether dead or alive or ritually slaughtered, all the parts of the
pig, i.e. flesh, bone, skin, fat, nail, hair etc are deemed an
impurity, the use of which is prohibited. This includes deriving of any
benefit for personal or commercial gain.
Many Muslim outlets were found to be unknowingly using these types
of brushes during our preliminary evaluation prior to SANHA
certification. Even as you read this, many popular "street stands" of
your favourite seekh kebab, boti and tikka meals could be using the
SANHA is encouraging the removal of these brushes from restaurants,
bakeries, homes and street vendors. As an incentive for this we have
launched a unique program of free assessment of your present brushes
and a free replacement (conditions apply)
DonŽt brush this off. Satisfy yourself that your brush is not bristling with Haraam.
UNIQUE HALAAL FOR HARAAM PROGRAM
FREE BASTING BRUSH ASSESSMENT
In a unique and unprecedented step, SANHA is launching a bold
initiative to encourage the removal of Haraam pig bristle basting
brushes from Muslim homes, Halaal bakeries and restaurants even if your
store is not certified by SANHA.
You are welcome to call at our office at the appointed times to have your basting brushes assessed free of charge.
Ditch the Haraam pig bristle and get a free guaranteed halaal basting brush.
FREE REPLACEMENT FOR BUSINESSES ONLY.
For businesses we shall replace your first brush absolutely FREE OF CHARGE (conditions apply).
- Proof of registration of business is required.
- Assessment and replacement will be done strictly at the stipulated
times at any of our offices in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town.
- Monday - Thursday only. Time: 10am to 12 noon
- While stocks last
- SANHA reserves the right not to enter into any transaction.
- Only one free replacement brush per business establishment.