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.”
He further states;
“Again, I have never made any comments about SANHA or NIHT or Nandos in South Africa / Canada, Allah is my witness”
He concludes by stating: “Please forgive me if I have made a mistake/offended anyone”
From this alone it is evidently clear that the hoax email is a mischievous fabrication. The idea is to create doubt in the minds of Muslims concerning Nando’s South Africa and discredit the National Independent Halaal Trust (NIHT); those responsible for this misinformation will surely be questioned on the Day of Judgement. Consider the Holy Quran which says, “O you who believe, if a person comes to you with news, verify it, lest you harm people in ignorance and become regretful afterwards.” (Surah Hujjarat Ayat 6)
Furthermore, a Hadith in Sahihul Bukhari narrated by Hazrat Hudhaifah states, “A QATAAT will not enter (Jannah) Paradise.” (Vol 8 no: 82). * A QATAAT is a person who conveys false information from one person to another to cause Haram and enmity.
So dear brothers and sisters take a moment and consider, before pressing the send button on your PC, are we not creating fitna by just passing these devious unfactual and degrading emails onwards to unsuspecting Muslims. From the outset it has been proven that this issue had nothing to do with South Africa, But rather the U.K.
In concluding the, National Independent Halaal Trust (NIHT) would like to reiterate that all chicken and ancillary products served By Halaal Nando’s stores are certified by the National Independent Halaal Trust (NIHT) and fit for Muslim Consumption, this process is done under the strict supervision of the National Independent Halaal Trust (NIHT) inspectors who conduct continuous inspections on all facets of the Nando’s supply chain. The National Independent Halaal Trust (NIHT) only adheres to the strictest Halaal standards and implements them accordingly. Only South African produced Poultry is used. For your nearest Halaal Nando’s store please consult our website on www.halaal.org.za or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Article Published : 11/04/2010