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Zul Qadah 1438 commenced in South Africa after Maghrib on 24 July 2017: Click here for calendar

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Tue, 22 Aug 2017. Malabar Eidgah. Viewing time: 17:52-18:43

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Sep 21, 2017

The United Ulama Council of South Africa sent a delegation to Chinaon the invitation of the Chinese government. The Ameer of the Council of Ulama Eastern Cape, Moulana Junaid Adam was in the delegation.

Read the full report of the trip by clicking here.



There was once a person who use to sell perfumes. He owned a parrot which could talk. The parrot would greet and speak to  every customer who would enter the shop. The customers were very amazed and would come time and again to purchase perfume only to speak to the parrot. Children would drag their parents to this shop just to witness the parrot talking.

One night the owner forgot to lock the parrot in the cage. Sometime during the night the parrot the parrot heard a cat and panicked. It started flying around the shop knocking down all the perfume bottles and spilling all the perfume. The next morning when the owner entered the shop he became extremely angry and he hit the parrot on the head until its hair fell out and it became bald. From that day on the parrot did not speak a word.

Customers would enter the shop and hope to hear the parrot saying something but the parrot would not say anything. Slowly the customers started coming less until the business was close to collapse. One day a bald person came into the shop and the parrot noticing his bad head said “Did you also break your master's perfume bottles because of which he hit you on your head and you became bald?"


According to Islam
For ages gone by, the 5th of November was a night in which the sky becomes illuminated with an array of colours, ears are deafened by the great magnitude of sounds and the streets are blackened by the burning of tyres.
• Where do these practices originate from?
• Why the 5th of November?
• Why the burning of fireworks, crackers and tyres?

Guy Fawkes was an English conspirator of Roman Catholic ideologies. He was implicated in the GunpowderPlot to blow up the British Parliament as a protest against anti-Roman Catholic laws. On the night of November 4-5, 1605, he was caught in a cellar underneath the House of Lords and arrested. He together with his accomplices were hanged.

Guy Fawkes Day is celebrated on November 5 in the United Kingdom and some other parts of the British Commonwealth with bonfires and fireworks. (Adapted from Encarta Encyclopaedia)

Allah Ta’aala has mentioned: “Whoever seeks a religion (way of life) other than Islam, it will never be accepted from him and he will be from the loses in the Hereafter.” (Surah Al-e-Imraan V.85)

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What is an emulsion?
We know that oil and water do not mix. When we vigorously mix the two liquids it results in fine droplets of oil suspended in the water. This cloudy or white product is called an emulsion. The finer the droplets of oil that are suspended in the water, the better or smoother the emulsion. Examples of emulsions are milk, butter, margarine, mayonnaise and ice cream.

What are emulsifiers?
In order to form an emulsion a large amount of energy and work is required to vigorously mix and often to heat the two unmixable liquids. Emulsifiers are products that are added to the oil and water mix in order that the emulsion may form easily and with less work and energy.

Give some common examples of emulsifiers
The most common food emulsifier is lecithin (E322). Lecithin may be obtained from egg yolk or Soya beans. Egg yolk has been used in food preparation as a natural emulsifier, for example in making mayonnaise. Other emulsifiers are vegetable gums, some fatty acids like magnesium stearate, and glycerides. Pectin, which is found in some fruits, is also commonly used as an emulsifier.

Which emulsifiers are not suitable for Muslim consumption?
Emulsifiers may be derived from animal oils and fats, like lard and tallow, or from vegetable oils such as palm oil. Those from animal sources must be scrutinised for suitability. Any stearates, glycerides, palmitates, oleates etc may be from animal or vegetable sources.

What are Stabilisers?
When an emulsion is left to stand, the oil droplets may start separating from the water. In order to stop this process, a stabiliser may be added to the emulsion. Examples of stabilisers are gelatine and carrageenan. Stabilisers may also be found in other systems such as suspensions.

Can an emulsifier be a stabiliser?
Yes. Some emulsifiers work so well to produce the emulsion system that the emulsion does not break. These emulsifiers act as stabilisers as well.

Are emulsifiers and stabilisers only found in foods?
No. Emulsion systems are found in other types of products as well. Cosmetic emulsions are known as lotions or creams or milks. Metal working fluids are other examples of emulsions.


In Islam, for meat and poultry to be Halaal and allowed for eating, certain requirements need to be met. Here’s a brief discussion on some of these requirements:

The animal must be from the group that is Halaal for consumption. In principle, animals that hunt with their teeth and birds that hunt with their claws are not Halaal.
The pig is not Halaal.
The slaughterer must be a Muslim who takes the Name of Allah.
The slaughter of Jews and Christians is accepted if certain Islamic requirements are met, otherwise not.
The animal’s two external jugular veins as well as the throat and windpipe must be severed with an extremely sharp knife. At least 3 of these 4 must be cut.
Animals that die due to a fall, clubbing or slaughter by a non-Muslim are not Halaal.
Animals slaughtered in the name of any idol or being besides Allah will not be Halaal.
Fish do not need to be slaughtered but they must be caught alive and will not be Halaal if found floating dead on the water.
After the meat is Halaal-slaughtered, care should be taken there is no contamination with Haraam meat/food as this will render it Haraam. This is especially true in the case of restaurants/takeaways: If wine is used in cooking Halaal meat, the meat becomes Haraam. If spices containing Haraam ingredients are used, or if the same oil is used to fry Halaal and Haraam meat, the meat will become Haraam.
There are also rules regarding the hunting of animals to ensure they are Halaal.

These are abbreviated rules. Contact Ulama for detailed rules.


1. Overeating

It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power.

2. Smoking
It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease.

1. Talking Rarely
Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain.


The ameer of the Council of Ulama Eastern Cape Moulana Junaid Adam has left for China as one of five members of a United Ulama Council of South Africa (UUCSA) delegation on the invitation of the Chinese Government.

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