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Jan 24, 2018

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.


Many years ago, during the time of the Taa'ibeen (generation of Muslims after the time of Sahaabah), Baghdad was a great city of Islam. Infact it was the capital of the Islam Empire and because of the great number of scholars who lived there, it was the centre of the Islamic knowledge. One day, the ruler of Rome at that time sent an envoy to Baghdad with THREE CHALLENGES FOR THE MUSLIMS. When the messenger arrived at the city, he informed the Khalifah that he had three questions which he CHALLENGED Muslims to answer. The Khalifah gathered all the Scholars of the city and the messenger climbed a high platform and said:  “I have come with three questions. If you answer them, then I will leave with you a great AMOUNT OF WEALTH which I brought from Rome. As for the questions THEY ARE:






The Great assembly of people remain SILENT! (Can you think of answers to these questions?) In the midst of these brilliant Scholars and Students of Islam, there was a man looking on with his SON. “O my Dear Father! I will answer him and SILENCE him!" said the young man. So the boy sought the permission of the Khalifah to answer the questions and was granted.

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I can take no more. I am totally frustrated. I have lost hope. Would there ever be an end to my problems?

Such statements and cries of despair are heard almost daily. Due to many difficulties such as illness, financial problems, domestic disputes, family conflict, crime, disasters etc, people sometimes slip into misery, hopelessness and depression. It is in such circumstances that a person often asks in utter desperation: WHAT MUST I DO?

Before dealing with one can do, it is important to bear in mind a fundamental reality of life .Life in this world is never a place of absolute bliss, nor a place of only difficulty. Absolute bliss is only in jannah.Likewise no matter how sever one’s condition may be, it cannot be compared to a fraction of the torments of jahannum. In this world there is a combination of pleasure and pain. After all, it is a place of test. Hence, every person will experience some difficulties and hardships in some form or another. In fact this is a promise of Allah in the noble Quran “We will certainly test you with some fear, hunger and loss in wealth, lives and crops”. And give glad tidings to those who are patient.’ [Quraan, S;2;  V;155]. Thus, difficulties will come. Nevertheless one can adopt any permissible means to remove one’s problems.

While hardship and difficulties do come as a test, they also come as a punishment for sins. In our sinful state, we should unhesitatingly acknowledge our transgression and regard what befalls  us as a very small crack of the whip from Allah as a reminder for us to return to his total obedience. In making amends the first step is taubah. Sincere taubah and istighfaar brings down the mercy of ALLAH.

The second aspect is adopting sabr (patience). Just as one would patiently undertake hard ship for the sake of worldly gain one should adopt sabr over any difficult conditions with the full hope of great reward in the hereafter. One should have the firm conviction that ALLAH TA'AALA is most aware of what is best for us. This conviction will make it easier to adopt sabr.

The third aspect is to engage in earnest dua. Rasulullah (sallalahu alayhe wasallam) is reported to have said “Nothing changes fate except dua.” However one should bear in mind that one should not create a barrier of sins which will prevent ones dua from being accepted.

The fourth aspect which one should firmly adhere to in any problematic situation is mashurah(consultation).  Rasulullah(sallalahu alayhe wasallam) is reported to have said “He who performs istikharrah will not fall and he who consults will not regret.”

May ALLAH TA'AALA remove everyone’s difficulty AAMEEN


View the United Ulama Council of South Africa's statement on the "terror" threats in South Africa during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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A true believer is primarily concerned about the commands of Allah Ta'ala and the Sunnah of Rasulullah [sallallahu alaihi wa sallam]. He regards the slightest violation as a serious sin.

Sins are of two categories: One is the sin that is perpetrated in secrecy. While committing it in secrecy does not diminish its severity, worse than this is the sin that is the sin that is committed in public. When a sin is commited openly and those not involved shirk in their duty of amr bil maroof and nahy anil munkar [enjoining the good and forbidding the evil] the perpetrators of that evil as well as those who maintained silence despite their ability to correct the evil are engulfed in the wrath of Allah. 

Rasulullah [sallallahu alaihi wa sallam] is reported to have said: Verily Allah will not punish all the people due to the actions of a specific group until a sin is commited in their midst. Thereafter, despite their ability to repel the evil they do nothing about it. In such a situation Allah will punish the open sinner as well as the general masses who maintain silence. [Mishkaat]

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3: Madressa Mansoor Jalsa.
10 am. Guest speaker: Moulana Ismail Mia. Men at Masjid, ladies at Madressa. Snacks, prize giving, kids' items

Islamic Indicators
Zakat Nisab R5187.06
Mahr Fatimi R19351.19
Minimum Mahr R259.35
Gold Prices:
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22 Carat/gram R545.05
18 Carat/gram R445.80
14 Carat/gram R347.02
9 Carat/gram R224.53

As of 13 November 2017

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The following restaurants are certified by SANHA:

* OR Tambo: - Piece A Pizza |
1. Terminal A T5, International Departures | 2. Domestic Terminal
* OR Tambo: - Capello |
Shop T5 Level 2, International Departures
* King Shaka: - Steers & Panarottis

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