HEALTH FOCUS

INTRODUCING DIABETIC PLUS :

A simple approach to every Diabetic’s nightmare: blood sugar control

 Diagnosed with diabetes? You are not alone.

It is not easy for anyone to hear that they have diabetes.  Today, more than 300 million people suffer from diabetes worldwide. If nothing is done to slow down the epidemic, the number will increase to over 500 million people in the next 20 years.

Why is diabetes serious?

People with diabetes suffer from high blood sugar (glucose) levels, as a result of problems with the production and supply of insulin in the body.  There are two main types of diabetes: Type I that affects mainly children and young adults, and Type II that affects mainly adults  who tend to be overweight. 

 Common symptoms of diabetes include:

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.”