People were highly praising a young Wali who was said to have attained extremely lofty heights of spirituality. He was a man of Wajd (state of spiritual ecstasy). Hadhrat Ibraahim Bin Adham (rahmatullah alayh) went to visit this young Wali. At the request of the young Wali, Hadhrat Ibraahim was his guest for three days.
Hadhrat Ibraahim closely observed the Wali, and he was impressed with his Ibaadat and rigorous austerity (zuhd). The great Auliya of Allah Ta’ala enjoy a lofty state of spiritual insight and wisdom called Firaasat about which Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Beware of the firaasat of the Mu’min, for verily, he looks with the Noor of Allah.” On closer examination, Hadhrat Ibraahim (rahmatullah alayh) discovered that the food which the young man was consuming was not halaal. When he had established this fact, he exclaimed: ‘Allahu Akbar! This, (i.e. the wajd/spiritual state) is the machination of Shaitaan.”
Before taking leave, he requested the young man to be his guest for three days. Hadhrat Ibraahim brought the young man home. After eating the very first meal, there was a drastic transformation in the condition of the young Wali. All his former spiritual fervour and vigour dissipated. He had no
inclination and stamina for ibaadat nor could he experience states of ecstasy. The young Wali was highly agitated. He said:
“What have you done to me?” Hadhrat Ibraahim said: “Your food was not halaal. Shaitaan would enter your body with the (haraam) food. He entered and exited from your body as he desired. Now after you have eaten halaal food, Shaitaan has failed to demonstrate his influence. Your true condition has now become apparent. The basis of spiritual progress is halaal food.”






Is the answer below correct regarding consuming this coffee from the civic cat? The answer has been given by a Mufti.


Is it allowed and permissible to drink coffee made from beans that have been through the digestive system of a civet cat?


Kopi luwak is a coffee that consists of partially digested coffee cherries, which have been eaten and defecated by the Asian palm civet cat. It is therefore also called civet coffee. The cherries are fermented as they pass through a civet’s intestines, and after being defecated with other faecal matter, they are collected.

In principle, if the beans are defecated in its original condition without any metamorphosis in its shape and colour it is permissible to consume them after washing them and drying them. However, if any metamorphosis occurs it will not be permissible to consume them.


My husband brought me some coffee called civet coffee (kopi luwak), which is extracted from the faeces of the civet cat which feeds on coffee bushes. After it defecates, they take its faeces, clean them, grind the coffee beans and sell them as the most expensive type of coffee in the world. I did not know about this process until after I had drunk this coffee twice. I hope that you can explain the ruling on this coffee – is it halaal or haraam? If it is haraam, what should I do? (You should repent. Besides this, there is nothing further you can do regarding the cat’s faeces having been absorbed by your body. – The Majlis)


The coffee mentioned is produced from coffee beans that are extracted from the faeces of the civet cat (luwak). This animal feeds on the coffee beans, and expels the coffee beans with its faeces, which are then washed and cleaned before being sold.

What we understand from what has been published on this topic is that the coffee beans are extracted in solid form from the animal, as they are, and they do not dissolve in its stomach and do not absorb any impurity.

Based on that, if any impurity that has become attached to them is washed off, they become pure (taahir), and it is permissible to use them to make coffee.

It says in ad-Durr al-Mukhtaar: Barley that is found in solid form in faeces or dung may be eaten after washing. (End of the ludicrous, moronic fatwa)


The molvi has ridiculously erred in his fatwa. He is extremely short-sighted and has no care for the spiritual and moral well-being of Muslims, hence he regards permissible what is acquired from even the faeces of the cats.

A Mufti should be concerned with the Imaani development of people. He should not extract from the kutub just anything to legalize the filth which the kuffaar market. The natural attribute of kufr is najaasat and haraam while Imaan by its very nature attracts purity and halaal. Imaan repels filth. Kufr always gravitates towards haraam and filth. What type of mentality permits a person to derive pleasure from consuming something acquired from the faeces of a cat?

The fact that the kuffaar deem it necessary to use the beans after the cats excrete them, is the evidence for the beans having undergone change. If the beans do not undergo change in the digestive process of the cats, then why do these kuffaar not use the beans in their natural state? Why use the beans only after having been through the digestive system of the cats to produce faeces? The effect on the coffee will not be the same if the beans are used in their natural state. The coffee becomes what it is only after the cats excrete the beans – only after it has become transformed into faeces.

This mufti contradicting himself says: “The cherries are fermented as they pass through a civet’s intestines…..” Thus he concedes that the ‘cherries and beans’ become faecal matter – excreta. This acknowledgment and the fact that the beans in their raw natural state do not produce the same ‘excreta delicious’ coffee, are clear evidence that the beans undergo drastic and faecal change in the digestive system of the cats which excrete the ‘delicious’ faeces which is so relishing for this wayward mufti to induce him to halaalize cat excreta.

Furthermore, what is mentioned in the citations from the Kutub is for starving persons. Most certainly, no Muslim who has food available will go selecting grain from the dung of animals. If one is given bread made from such grain – grain acquired from faeces, will one’s Imaan tolerate its consumption? Dire circumstances are an exceptional state which permits consumption of even pork. It is preposterous and palpably abnormal for a Muslim to desire consuming coffee which is the product of cat excreta. Indeed the mufti who issued the fatwa of permissibility for cat faecal matter is a moron of a vile kind. It is not permissible to consume the filth which the cats excrete.

Will a Muslim consume porridge from a chamber pot which is being used for urinating and defecating even if the pot is thoroughly washed? Can the brains and heart of a Mu’min permit him to drink soup from such a chamber pot or from even a brand new chamber pot? What has constrained this miscreant mufti to issue his corrupt fatwa of permissibility for drinking cat-excreta-coffee? Is there such a need? Furthermore, the exorbitant price of about R2000 per cup of cat excreta is beyond the reach of 99% of mankind. Western bootlickers drowning in ill-gotten wealth such as the MBS murtad character and others sheikh-rulers of the backyard mini Gulf States will consume such filth to keep up with their bootlicking standards of emulating their western masters.

If the mufti who has halaalized the cat-excreta coffee belongs to the carrion-certifying cartel such as SANHA, MJC, NIHT, etc., then his fatwa will be quite understandable. But if he is not a member of the legion of Iblees, then his fatwa has to be attributed to silliness and short-sightedness. Digging for permissibility basis in the kutub of Fiqh for just every filth of the kuffaar does not behove a Mufti. A Mufti’s obligation is to strengthen the bond of Muslims with Allah Ta’ala. The objective of Fatwa is not to increase the drift from Allah Ta’ala.

Muftis who halaalize carrion, riba and najaasat are termed maajin muftis. They are morons. They are employed by banks and chicken-killing plants to churn our fatwas of jawaaz (permissibility). Banks do not pay lucrative haraam money to muftis for fatwas of prohibition. As an employee of a riba bank, it becomes incumbent on the maajin mufti to produce fatwas of permissibility for the bank’s products by hook or crook. It thus becomes imperative for such muftis to follow in the footsteps of the evil ulama of Bani Israaeel. Castigating and reprimanding these ulama-e-soo, the Qur’aan Majeed states:

“Why do their scholars (molvis and muftis) and their buzrugs not forbid them from their sinful (baatil) statements and their consumption of haraam? Indeed, evil are their perpetrations.” (Al-Maaidah, Aayat 63)

17 Safar 1442 – 5 October 2020


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Q. A friend informed me that a shocking news is going round on social media under the caption “Australian and English researchers find traces of cow urine in Indian spices, toothpaste and other edibles”. This is really an alarming situation. Muslims should most definitely stay away from all Indian products, Indian Masala and other edibles. What should we do regarding Indian spices, etc.

A. If there is cow urine and perhaps even traces of cow dung in Indian edible products, it will not be surprising. The cow is one among the myriads of Hindu ‘gods’. Everything of the cow is sacred for Hindus. Its urine is holy water and its dung is holy ‘food’. Therefore, these impurities are used for gaining blessings. From who? No one knows! Nevertheless, it is illogical to expect Hindus who slaughter Muslims, to abstain from using in their products their holy cow urine and dung. It is indeed surprising that Muslims find it plausible to consume food given to them by Hindus on their holy festival days. Despite being aware of the status of the cow in Hindu eyes, how is it possible for Muslims to consume the food of these najis mushrikeen? Of greater surprise are fatwas which claim permissibility for
such contaminated Hindu foods.


I have drastically cut down on my food-intake.

Q. I have drastically cut down on my food-intake. I have read in the Hadith and in Imaam Ghazali’s book on the spiritual and physical harms of eating
much. However, I have lost much weight and I’m feeling very weak. What is your advice?

A. Brother, do not implement rigid and extremely austere methods from books. Always seek advice. The extreme methods of austerity practised by
Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam), the Sahaabah and the early Muslims are not possible for weaklings of our kind in this age.
For us the advice in the Hadith is to eat less than a filled stomach. Never over-eat. If you follow the methods of the Auliya of former times your health will severely suffer, then you will find difficulty fulfilling even your daily Salaat. Eat well of the bounties of Allah Ta’ala. Abstain from haraam and doubtful foods such as commercially killed carrion chickens, the haraam meat the butcheries sell, and commercially prepared foods containing stabilizers, emulsifiers, gelatine, and E Number ingredients. Eat halaal Tayyib food but do not over-eat.


Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and a Glass of Milk


There were very large numbers of people immigrating to Medina. Therefore they needed shelter. All the Muslims who had migrated from Mecca to Medina had been moved to a house where they had been staying for a while until they stood on their own feet.

But as the number of people who converted to Islam increased and more people came to Medina, it was almost difficult to manage all of them. Therefore a shelter was built. As soon as new Muslims arrived, they went to the mosque, which became their home. The shelter became known as “Suffa”.

The number of people in the shelter varied. Sometimes there were ten and other times up to 70 people. Most stayed there for a limited time.

The people who lived in the “Suffa” had reached a point where they did not even have good clothes to wear. They had nothing to eat.

When there was a special event, the Prophet always called the people of the shelter. One of the Prophet’s most famous companions was Abu Hurairah.

Abu Huraira narrated, “Once the Prophet (SAW) saw me so hungry that I was weak and exhausted lying on the ground. He called me to his house and asked his wife if there was anything to eat or drink. “She said a neighbor gave them a glass of milk.”

Abu Huraira was happy! A glass of milk… It could quench his hunger. Then the Prophet (SAW) said to him: “Go and call the people from the shelter (Suffa).”

There were about 40 people there!

Abu Hurairah continues the narration and says: “The order of the Prophet upset me, and I said to myself, “How will this little milk be enough for the people of As-Suffa?” thought I was more entitled to drink from that milk to strengthen myself, but behold! The Prophet came to order me to give that milk to them. I wondered what will remain of that milk for me, but anyway, I could not but obey Allah and His Apostle so I went to the people of As-Suffa and called them, and they came and asked the Prophet’s permission to enter. They were admitted and took their seats in the house.

The Prophet said, “O Aba-Hirr!” I said, “Labbaik, O Allah’s Apostle!” He said, “Take it and give it to them.” So I took the bowl (of Milk) and started giving it to one man who would drink his fill and return it to me, whereupon I would give it to another man who, in his turn, would drink his fill and return it to me, and I would then offer it to another man who would drink his fill and return it to me. Finally, after the whole group had drunk their fill, I reached the Prophet who took the bowl and put it on his hand, looked at me, and smiled, and said. “O Aba Hirr!” I replied, “Labbaik, O Allah’s Apostle!” He said, “There remain you and I.” I said, “You have said the truth, O Allah’s Apostle!” He said, “Sit down and drink.” I sat down and drank. He said, “Drink,” and I drank. He kept on telling me repeatedly to drink, till I said, “No. by Allah Who sent you with the Truth, I have no space for it (in my stomach).” He said, “Hand it over to me.” When I gave him the bowl, he praised Allah and pronounced Allah’s Name on it and drank the remaining milk.” (Sahih Bukhari)

Is there a specific number or way to have black seeds as a cure?


I would like to learn if there is any reliable narration that talks about how many grains of black seed Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) used to take or the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) would suggest consuming?

Is there any guideline in Islam on how a person should take black seed for health concerns?


The Hadith regarding the black seed is general.

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that he heard Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) say: “The black seed is a means of cure for every ailment except death”

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 5688 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2215)

Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has recorded a narration which states that Sayyiduna Galib ibn Abjar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) had become ill while travelling. Upon entering Madinah, Ibn Abi ‘Atiq (radiyallahu ‘anhu) visited him and advised saying: “[Treat him] with the black seed. Take five or seven seeds and crush them. Then put it into his nose from either side with a few droplets of oil for ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) informed me that she heard Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) say, ‘This black seed is a cure from all illnesses except from As sam’. ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) says, ‘I asked Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) what is as sam?’ He replied, ‘Death.'”

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 5687)

Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has cited a narration wherein Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) advised someone to take twenty one black seeds, place it into a cloth and soak it overnight in water. The next day, he should put one seed into right nostril and two seeds into the left nostril. The following day, he should put two seeds into the right nostril and one seed into the left nostril and on the third day, one seed in the right nostril and two in the left.

After citing this Hadith, Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) states, “We understand from that, that the meaning of this seed being a healing for every disease is that it should not be used on its own to cure every disease. Rather, sometimes it could be used on its own, sometimes mixed with other ingredients. It may be used ground up or otherwise. Sometimes it could be eaten, drunk, used like snuff, applied as a balm/bandage as well as used in other ways.”

(Fathul Bari, Hadith: 5688, vol 10 pg. 144)

Imam Ibn Qayyim (rahimahullah) has also suggested various different usages of black seed for different ailments, like mixing it with honey and water, boiling it with vinegar and applying it as a paste.

(Zadul Ma’ad, vol. 4 pgs. 273-275)

From the above, it is evident that treatment using the black seed will vary from illness to illness and could also differ from person to person. A person should therefore consult a medical professional/herbalist and they would prescribe accordingly.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


“From their stomachs (of bees) there emerges a liquid of a variety of colours. In which there is cure for mankind. In this is a Sign for people of Intelligence.” (Qur’aan)

Regarding the Shifaa (Curing property) of honey, non-Muslim experts and researchers say:


By Rob Picheta, CNN

August 19, 2020 

Honey has long been used as a home remedy for coughs.

(CNN)Honey may be a better treatment for coughs and colds than over-the-counter medicines, a new study has found.

Researchers said honey was more effective in relieving the symptoms of cold and flu-like illnesses than the usual commercial remedies, and could provide a safer, cheaper and more readily available alternative to antibiotics.

They encouraged doctors to consider recommending it to patients in place of prescribing antibiotics, which can cause side effects and lead to antibiotic resistance when overused. 

The proven health benefits of honey

Honey has long been used as a home remedy for coughs, but its effectiveness in treating common illnesses has not been heavily researched.

Physicians from Oxford University’s Medical School and Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences analyzed existing evidence to determine how the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) responded to it. URTIs are common cold-like illnesses that affect the nose, sinuses, pharynx or larynx.

“Honey was superior to usual care for the improvement of symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections,” they wrote in the journal BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine.

“It provides a widely available and cheap alternative to antibiotics. Honey could help efforts to slow the spread of antimicrobial resistance, but further high quality, placebo controlled trials are needed.” 

1,000-year-old medieval remedy could be potential antibiotic, scientists say

Researchers compiled the results of 14 studies, nine of which only involved children. Most compared honey with more conventional treatments like over-the-counter medicines.

When they looked at studies comparing honey with a placebo, however, the authors were unable to reach the same conclusion as they did when looking at the other comparative studies. They said more research should be done on that comparison.

The UK’s public health bodies have repeatedly warned of the dangers of overusing antibiotics. In 2018, they said that millions of surgical procedures could become life-threatening if the effect of antibiotics is diminished through over-prescription.

“Since the majority of URTIs are viral, antibiotic prescription is both ineffective and inappropriate,” the study’s authors wrote. “However, a lack of effective alternatives, as well as a desire to preserve the patient-doctor relationship, both contribute to antibiotic over prescription.” 

Superbugs ‘as big a global threat as climate change and warfare’

A large catalog of previous research has proven that honey has the power to kill bacteria. Studies have shown that it is effective against dozens of strains, including E. coli and salmonella.

A specific type of honey from New Zealand, called manuka, and Malaysian tualang honey have been shown to fight staph and the digestive bacteria responsible for peptic ulcers, H. pylori.

And another study of 139 children found that honey did a better job of easing nighttime coughs and improving sleep than both the popular cough suppressant dextromethorphan and the antihistaminediphenhydramine (often sold under the brand name Benadryl).

CNN’s S. LaMotte contributed reporting

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/08/19/health/honey-common-cold-cough-treatment-scn-wellness-scli-intl/index.html (End of article)


As far as the People of Imaan are concerned, there is no doubt and ambiguity in the curing property of honey. It is not a question of “honey may be better”. Since the Qur’aan Majeed explicitly and emphatically asserts the Shifaa’ of honey, there can be absolutely no doubt in honey being the best medicine for many illnesses.

Muslims need to develop Yaqeen in the Kalaam of Allah Ta’ala. However, deficiency in Imaan negates Yaqeen which is attainable only by strict observance of the Shariah in every department of life.

1 Muharram 1442 – 21 August 2020



The culture of Islam is the Sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) which
covers every aspect in every sphere and department of the Muslim’s life. The greater
part of this Culture of Islam has been displaced from the homes and lives of most
Our ways of life are permeated by western influences. Not only our style of
practical life and appearance have been satanically revolutionised by the alien
culture in whose substratum we live, our thinking too has been colonized. We
consequently cast our leisure and pleasure in the mould we have purchased from the
alien culture of the kuffaar.
While the vice of emulating western ways and pleasures is an incremental process
gripping the Ummah, the most alarming development in this sphere is the fall and
subservience of even Shaikhs of Tasawwuf to the influences of alien cultures.

Among the spiritually harmful, sinful an evil practices of the western kuffaar in
which people of overt Tasawwuf are indulging is the custom of ‘braaivleis’—braai
and brabble parties which are organised after Isha. The very name ‘braai’, has evil
connotations. It is a non-Muslim merrymaking party of men and women where zina,
raucous behaviour, drunkenness, music, singing, dancing and gobbling raw meat
around a mini jahannum take place.
Although these Kabaair (major sins) have not yet been incorporated in the braai
and brabble version adopted by Muslims, it remains decidedly a satanic gathering of
merrymaking. It is a purely nafsaani outing even it is in the backyard.
This alien merrymaking custom has already gained widespread acceptance in the
Muslim community. The lamentable development currently is that Ulama and people
who are supposed to be concerned with and involved in the islaah (reformation) of
the nafs, even those who are supposed to be the spiritual guides, have become the
slaves of their nafs. They too now feel that it is also their right to engage in this
nafsaani pleasure.
Bearded Molvis and Shaikhs of Tasawwuf, flaunting topis and amaamahs, striding
in long flowing kurtahs, instead of being engaged in Thikrullaah during the night or in
some constructive Deeni activity or in the bounty of sleep for which the night has
been created, or rather enjoying themselves in the company of their lawful female
consorts, have finally cast aside the outer robe of piety and Tasawwuf to indulge in
braai and brabble parties.
They have undoubtedly managed to soothe their conscience with weird and
utterly baseless interpretations to justify their organisation of and participation in
braai and brabble parties after Isha Salaat. The shocking level of moral degeneration
of the ‘sufis’ of our time has reached such an ebb that braai and brabble parties are
regarded as acts of ibaadat conducive for Islaah (reformation) of the nafs.
In this era this is a great victory shaitaan has achieved over the jamaat of Ulama
and Sufiya. Although true Tasawwuf is dead, there are still those who claim to follow
the Tareeqah of the Aakaabir such as Hadhrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thaanvi and
Hadhrat Masihullah (rahmatullah alayhima). The complaint we register here in
particular, is against the Sufis of our own Maslak and Tareeqah.
What relationship does braai and brabble parties of which merrymaking to satisfy
the carnal nafs is the ONLY prompting, have with Tasawwuf, with Islaah of the Nafs
and with the Maslak and Tareeqah of the Auliya? The very name, ‘braaivleis’, reeks
of a zina stench. It is a practice with its roots in zina and liquor. Eating raw meat is
merely the front for all the nafsaani filth, sin and evil of the original braaivleis party
still in vogue among non-Muslims.
The community in general is already destroyed and lost. Now even the Mashaaikh
are treading the path of spiritual and moral ruin.
What connection do the sufi hadhraat have with these nafsaani parties and
gatherings? Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “What relationship do I have
with this dunya? Verily, my analogy with the dunya is like a horseman (travelling in
the desert. After a long and arduous journey in the heat and sand) he arrives at a tree
and rests in its shade (only to soon continue the journey).”
The typical braai and brabble party of Molvis and Sufis begin after Asr Salaat. The
fires are stoked and the contraptions set up for preparation of half-cooked or raw
meat for presentation to the participants in the fete. We remind that this naseehat is
primarily for the Molvis and the Sufis.
Only the fires are operating by the time of Maghrib Athaan, but the ‘vleis’ has not
yet been ‘braaied’ (For our foreign readers: vleis = meat, and braaied = barbecued).
During Maghrib Salaat, the minds are polluted with the preponderance of ‘braai’
wasaawis. The entire Salaat is bereft of even the outward semblance of Khushu’ and
Khudhoo’ which the Molvi and Sufi endeavour to display normally. The Salaat is
discharged defectively and even abbreviated by discarding Awwaabeen which
perhaps the Molvi and Sufi perform daily. But today, the braai and brabble function
has greater importance, or at least the nafsaani magnetism is tonight too strong to
repulse. The Deeni men thus allow themselves to remain within the sphere of the
magnetic belt of the nafs.
After Maghrib the time is squandered in ‘braaing’ the ‘vleis’. It is a time when the
shayaateen are out in droves searching for their prey. Wallaah! On the braai and
brabble occasion, every Molvi and Sufi participant fall prostrate in Sajdah at the feet
of their respective shayaateen appointed by Iblees to oversee their alienation from
Allah’s Thikr on the specific occasion of braai and brabble.
The entire time of Maghrib, right until Isha, is engulfed with the shaitaani and
nafsaani braai and brabble operation. By Isha time, the ‘vleis’ is still too raw for the
members of the braai party. Isha’ Salaat is haphazardly performed. While the body is
in the Musjid, the mind is clogged with braai and brabble wasaawis, and the heart is
outside the Musjid dwelling in the braai arena.
The usual quota of Nafl Salaat and the bit of extra Thikr which some Sufis/Molvis
reserve for after Isha, are curtailed and a rush is made to the braai and brabble
arena. Now commences the ingestion of the raw meat in either drunken boere style
or in animal style. Allah Ta’ala has not ordained for the Mu’min Insaan to devour
burnt raw meat in the manner of drunk people.
The Mu’mineen are required by Islam and its Sunnah culture to eat with humility,
like slaves—the slaves of Allah. The thought of Mun’im-e-Haqeeqi (The True
Benefactor) and Provider of the Ni’mat of Food, should be uppermost in the mind of
the Mu’min at the time of eating. But this attitude of humility and Thikrullah is
repelled by the very hay’t-e-kathaaiyyah (form and manner) of the braai and brabble
party of the kuffaar.
Irrelevant and futile conversation is a notorious feature of ‘Muslim’ braai and
brabble parties, while wine and women are the vital accompaniments of kuffaar
braaivleis functions.
Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) has prohibited the Ummah from indulgence
in unnecessary worldly conversation after Isha Salaat. The Ni’mat of the Night is for
rest, ibaadat and deriving comfort within the home sanctuary. It is haraam to
squander the Night in frivolity, in idle conversation with friends, in devouring burnt
raw meat around a fire in kuffaar style, and in any acts which are alien to the Sunnah
Culture of Islam.
Can the Molvi and the Sufi saahibaan cite a basis in the Qur’aan or Sunnah for
their adoption of this merrymaking and nafsaani party? Did the Shaikh appoint the
Sufi as his khalifah for conducting braai and brabble parties after Isha for mureedeen
and others? What answer will they give to Allah Ta’ala for this spiritual zulm they
perpetrate under Deeni guise by the presentation of the worst kind of baatil ta’weel
(baseless interpretation).
We remind the Sufi hadhrat and the Molvi sahibaan of the four essentials of
(1) Qillat-e-Kalaam (Less speech)
(2) Qillat-e-Ta’aam (Less eating)
(3) Qillat-e-Manaam (Less sleeping)
(4) Qillat-e-Ikhtilaat ma al Anaam (Less mixing with people).
All four of these primary principles of Tasawwuf are cruelly violated and cast
overboard at braai and brabble parties. Besides the Fiqhi prohibition of kuffaar-style
parties with their accompaniment of factors of hurmat, this type of nafsani
merrymaking is absolutely intolerable in the Math-hab of the Sufiiya-e-Kiraam. It is a
fatal poison for the Rooh. It destroys roohaaniyat. It creates zulmat in the baatin, and
it invites the Wrath of Allah Azza Wa Jal.
There is absolutely no affinity between Tasawwuf and merrymaking. Parties and
functions are the antithesis of Islaah. When the Sahaabah had once allowed
themselves to indulge in some laughter, the following aayat was promptly revealed
to reprimand them:
“What has the time not arrived for the Believers that their hearts become humble
with the thikr of Allah?”
When this aayat was revealed, the Sahaabah abandoned all jocularism, laughter
and the like—anything associated with causing ghaflat (obliviousness). If the happy
go-lucky, albeit of a temporary nature, of the Sahaabah was intolerable to Allah
Ta’ala, what does the Imaani conscience dictate to the Sufis and the Miolvis in the
matter of braai and brabble parties with all their concomitant evils? If the Sufi Saheb
and the Molvi Saheb ruminate with sincerity and do some soul searching, they will
not fail to discern the spiritually noxious and evil cauldron of nafsaaniyat they have
become embroiled in with their braai and brabble parties.
Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that he was a slave, hence he ate with
total humility like a slave. The Ulama hadhraat are aware of the humble stance which
Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) adopted while eating his Rizq. Was their any
type of frivolity, enjoyment, merrymaking, and happiness expressed at any of the
occasions of Rasulullah’s eating? Did the mureedeen and khulafa observe any of our
Akaabir Mashaaikh indulging in frivolity and merrymaking of this type—the braai and
brabble fussaaq type?
It is of utmost importance that those who believe themselves to be men of the
Deen, men of Islaah and even Muslihs who attend to the spiritual ills of mureedeen
and who deliver lectures of naseehat to the masses, should re-examine themselves.
The spiritual rust and corrosion has desensitised their conscience and dulled the
lustre of the baatin. It is for this reason that they have become so insensitive and
spiritually impervious that haraam frivolity of haraam braai and brabble parties
appear to them from behind the haze of nafsaaniyat as ‘deeni’ and islaahi functions.
May Allah Ta’ala save us all from the deceptions of shaitaan (Talbees-e-Iblees) and
from the evil lurking in our own nafs.

Patrick Hollard, the British expert on nutrition and mental health is the founder
of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition. He is also the director of the Brain BioCentre in London. Commenting on the South African custom of braaivleis, he
“Too much meat, especially burnt meat, is bad for the brain. Bad fats make
the brain and you get thicker………Bad fats are found in burnt meat, deep
fried foods and hydrogenated vegetable oils….”




“Fish Gelatine is a unique alternative to traditional mammalian gelatine. It is available in South Africa for the first time. (Note: All mammalian gelatine is Haraam – The Majlis).

Fish Gelatine is much more widely accepted, is the most superior gelatine available today and is quickly gaining popularity around the world as the ideal alternative to traditional mammalian gelatine, especially in terms of safety, health, nutritional value and functionality. The superior grade of fish gelatine produced by our manufacturers is high in demand.

Here are 11 incredible benefits of gelatine (Supported by Science):

JOINTS & LIGAMENTS – Heals joints, repairs ligaments and damaged tissues, relief from chronic bone pain were reported in as little as 7 days of taking fish gelatine!
HAIR, NAIL & TEETH HEALTH – Spin-off benefits include shiny, healthy hair & nails. Prevents hair loss and strengthens nails & teeth
GUT HEALTH & DIGESTIVE AID – Gelatine has the ability to heal a leaky gut syndrome and maintains a healthy gut barrier
LIVER HEALTH – Impacts detox and liver function
HEART & BRAIN HEALTH – One of the best ways to lower homocysteine’s effect on the body is to consume more gelatin.
SKIN / ANTI-AGING & CELLULITE – Replaces collagen loss. Tightens skin, reduces & prevents wrinkles
PREVENTS & REVERSES ARTHRITIS & GOUT – Just 10 grams of gelatine daily is enough for optimal health
WEIGHT LOSS- Supports weight management and just 10 grams daily leaves you full!
BONE STRENGTH – Supports bone formation & improves calcium absorption.
BODYBUILDING – Gelatine provides glycine and proline, bodybuilders have also been consuming gelatin for decades to help improve joint health and reduce inflammation
BOOSTS METABOLISM & IMMUNE HEALTH – The Glutamine found in gelatine helps build a strong, stable immune system

QUESTION: What are the directions and dosage of fish gelatine?
Dosage: For optimal health, take 2 teaspoons daily (preferably before meals) Directions: Step 1: Soak the fish gelatine in a little cold water for at least 2 minutes (the longer the better), it is convenient to soak it overnight and take it on an empty stomach in the morning.

Step 2: Dissolve in hot liquid (tea, coffee, cereal, soup or even plain hot water). Stir and drink immediately.

QUESTION: Does Gelatine & Collagen have the same health benefits?
Answer: Yes! When it comes to the health benefits of gelatin and collagen, they are identical! Both have the exact same Amino Acid profile (The essential component that makes the gelatine & collagen so good for your health). The word “Collagen” is everywhere in the news, plastered all over and is all the hype. It is being promoted as the new superfood and fountain of youth. Many don’t realise that Gelatine is actually the ORIGINAL Collagen!

QUESTION: Can this be used as both a health supplement and as an ingredient in recipes that call for gelatine?
Yes! It can be used in both applications. Gelatine is in fact much more versatile than the pricey collagen powders on the market, apart from being a superfood and health supplement, gelatine is used in dessert making, candy making and even for hair lamination, face masks and crafts, unlike collagen which can only be used as a health supplement as it has been processed further to remove the original function of “gelling”. Another pro is that Gelatine is actually much much more reasonably priced, making it more feasible and affordable to include in your daily diet.

QUESTION: If gelatine is the original collagen, why are collagen supplements all the hype and so much more expensive than gelatine?
The promotion of “Collagen” instead of Gelatine has been funded by industry, for the simple fact that promoting the basic pantry ingredient Gelatine (which provides the exact same results), would be of little interest (in terms of profit) to the industry and world health and cosmetic companies.

QUESTION: Does it taste or smell fishy?
No, our fish gelatine is completely odourless, tasteless and unflavoured and is absolutely pleasant to consume.

QUESTION: Where is the Fish Gelatine manufactured?
We source exclusively from our HSC Halal / OU Kosher certified plant in China and independently test each batch locally at our labs in Cape Town.

QUESTION: Is it made from wild or farm-raised fish?
The raw material is made from the highest quality of fish, 100% halal and kosher Cichlid Tilapian. Farm raised in purified water, non GMO, kosher supervised. These are fully traceable.
We do not use wild caught fish as Marine collagen made from wild-caught fish can be contaminated with heavy metals since wild fish are exposed to high levels of mercury making it unsuitable especially in the health market.
Furthermore, the Cichlid Tilapian fish species proved to be the best to produce Gelatine because of its high protein content and being a warm water fish, it was the best selection.

QUESTION: Does it have any side effects?
No, fish gelatine has no side effects and is 100% safe to take even if you’re on other medications or chronic medications.

QUESTION: I’m allergic to fish and seafood, can I still consume the fish derived gelatine?
Yes! Fortunately one can safely consume the fish gelatine even if they are allergic to fish/seafood. The reason for this is because of the complex process it goes through to become gelatine. Nevertheless, as with anything, if one experiences any discomfort or negative effects, discontinue use. So far, there has not been a single documented report on any sort of negative effects from taking gelatine.
QUESTION: Is it safe for kids and during pregnancy?

Yes, fish gelatine is safe during pregnancy, lactation and is suitable for children of all ages.

QUESTION: Can I still take the gelatine if I have a chronic condition such as diabetes, cholesterol or a heart condition and on medication?
Yes! You can safely consume the gelatine. In fact, gelatine has been scientifically proven to be beneficial to those with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart conditions, autoimmune diseases, etc. Gelatine has no contraindications.
Fish gelatine maintains heart health, strengthens the gut and lowers inflammation.

QUESTION: Which gelatine is most effective for health? Fish or Beef/Bovine Gelatine?
Fish gelatine is made up of Collagen Type I (which makes up 70% of the collagen in our bodies). It is the best type of gelatine for skin, hair, nail and joint health.
Furthermore, for collagen to be absorbed quickly and effectively, molecular weight matters and while bovine- and other mammalian-derived gelatine can be effective, a 2015 study found that fish gelatine enters the bloodstream more rapidly and is absorbed up to one-and-a-half times more efficiently because of it’s low molecular weight.

QUESTION: How long will it take to work?

Some have noticed results in as little as 7 days, others may need to take it for at least 6 weeks before experiencing results. Consistency is the key.
QUESTION: It really worked! Do I now need to include it in my daily diet for life?
You don’t need to but it will be extremely beneficial for people 35 and older, remember with age, the body produces less collagen. The structural integrity of the skin declines. Wrinkles form, and joint cartilage weakens. Women experience a dramatic reduction in collagen synthesis after menopause. By the age of 60 years, a considerable decline in collagen production is normal. So, by adding gelatine to your daily diet, it will improve the skin’s appearance and joint functions naturally. So if you’re 40 or older, consider taking it as part of your daily diet for optimal wellness.
What others have to say about our Fish Skin Gelatin

Mum is 71 years old and has been suffering from arthritis of the hands, back and knee. She could barely walk, was in a lot of pain and was unable to be on her feet for very long. She used to hold onto the walls for support while walking. On the 6th Feb 2020, mum started taking the Fish Gelatine, six weeks later we noticed a huge improvement! She can now walk, be on her feet for much longer periods during the day and is not in severe pain anymore! She is thrilled and will continue having the Fish Gelatine!

Over the past 20 years my husband has been suffering with joint pain, swelling, gout, old sports injuries. We’ve been through years of anti-inflammatories, tried a gazillion natural supplements, lotions and potions. We were beginning to lose all hope until recently, I stumbled upon the benefits of gelatine, I then discovered Fish Gelatine right here in South Africa! I went online and purchased it immediately. It has been only 5 days since Adrian has started taking the gelatine and this in itself is a magic miracle! His ankle bone is usually the size of a golf ball and is right down to normal. His feet from aching all the time to no pain! The product speaks for itself and is pure and painless to take. It is fantastic to see and feel it working almost immediately!

I take just 1 teaspoon of the Fish Gelatine in hot cereal every morning. It’s really helping my knees and shoulder joints. I don’t have so much pain as before!

I have been suffering with Piriformis Syndrome, a condition in which the piriformis muscle (located in the buttock region) spasms and causes buttock pain. The piriformis muscle also caused irritation to the nearby sciatic nerve, causing pain, numbness and tingling along the back of the leg and into the foot (similar to sciatic pain). Just a week of taking the Fish Gelatine and I feel an easing up of these spasms and tendon discomfort. The spin off benefits for skin, hair and nails are the cherry on the top. Best investment, my husband and I will continue to take it every morning for the rest of our lives. I highly recommend you get some to see and feel the benefits for yourselves!

My dad is 59 years old and has been suffering from arthritis of the knee, wrist pain in both hands, he has tried various ointments, etc, everything gave temporary relief. I introduced him to the amazing Fish Gelatine and he’s never looked back. I quote “all those nagging aches and pains have gone.” He’s had amazing results and fast relief.

The fish gelatine worked as an excellent alternative to bovine gelatine in my marshmallows. My customer circle widened and I got better reviews in terms of texture and taste! Thank you, using your ingredient in my products has opened a new portal for me.

It’s the best gelatine I’ve ever used in all my years of confectionery and dessert making. It worked wonders and enhanced the taste and texture of my desserts. Everything I made using your fish gelatine turned out superb! Thank you so much!

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