A TIME OF SACRIFICE

A SIMPLIFIED GUIDE TO PERFORMING QURBANI

Qurbani (or Udhiyya as the Shariah refers to it) has become synonymous with Eid-ul-Adha, the festival of sacrifice.  It is a time when all Muslims all over the world commemorate the ultimate sacrifice of Nabi Ebrahim (AS) and Nabi Ismail (AS).  However it is disheartening to learn that Muslims fail to respect the basic rights of animals and are ignorant of Islamic injunctions pertaining to sacrifice.  Many a times Muslims through their actions unconsciously transgress the Shari’ah.   This guide hopes to be a reminder to Muslims of these basic rules and the responsibilities of those performing Qurbani. Almighty Allah says in the Holy Quran (Chapter 22 Verse37): ‘It is nor their flesh, nor their blood that reaches Allah, but to Him is acceptable observance (piety) of duty on your part.’

Hadith on Sacrifice

Rumours

NATIONAL INDEPENDENT HALAAL TRUST (NIHT) RESPONSE TO HOAX NANDO’S EMAILS

Recently an email attributed to a certain councilor in Blackburn, U.K. Brother Salim Mulla (LCM) was widely circulated concerning the Halaal status of Nando’s South Africa. This was done with the intention of creating doubt in the Halaal certification process at Nando’s (S.A). Councilor Salim Mulla was contacted by the National Independent Halaal Trust (NIHT) regarding the issue, and denied making any statements regarding Nando’s South Africa. In a subsequent e-mail to the National Independent Halaal Trust (NIHT), councilor Salim Mulla clearly states,

I cannot make any comments and I have never made any comments about Nando’s in South Africa or Canada.”

WORLD HALAAL COUNCIL AGM - TURKEY 2010

The 2010 Annual General Meeting of the World Halaal Council (WHC) took place in Istanbul, Turkey between the 29th of September and the 3rd of October 2010. The session began on the 29th of September with an executive committee meeting attended by Hafez Moorad Booley of the National Independent Halaal Trust (NIHT) who is an executive member of the World Halaal Council as well. The deliberations of the Excom meeting centered on the upcoming AGM as well as issues relating to membership and new applicantions. A number of technical and Shariah issues were presented as well. The goal of World Halaal Council (WHC) is to establish a unified Halaal standard worldwide.