Fatwa: # 41331
Category: Beliefs and Practices (Aq...
Country: United States
Date: 10th November 2018


Sanha; is it under the guidance and support of Ulama?



Is SANHA, South African National Halaal Authority, a reputable and reliable organization? Do they have Ulema guidance and support? Are they affiliated with any of the South African Muftis/Ulema from your Darul Iftaa or any other Darul Iftaa?

Any advice will be appreciated!



In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It has been stated in the Sanha website that “The JU is a founder member of SANHA and has ceded the activity of Halaal certification and monitoring to SANHA since inception.”


The Jamiat ul Ulama board consists of Ulama/ Muftis.


You may refer to the Sanha website for details: [1]



And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Abdullah Syed Sajid

Student Darul Iftaa
Houston, TX, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1] http://www.sanha.co.za/a/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=34

The 1990s inaugurated the JU into a completely new era: an era of new challenges, rapid change, expansion, and diversification. It is a founding member of the United Ulama Council of South Africa (UUCSA), a national Ulama body representing Muslims on national issues.

The JU is a founder member of SANHA and has ceded the activity of Halaal certification and monitoring to SANHA since inception. Due to its strategic position and valuable input the JU along with the JU KZN was awarded an additional seat on the SANHA Board of Executives. The JU also serves on SANHA's Ulama Council and Theological Committee.



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