The Australian Muslim Achievement Awards (AMAA), hosted annually by Mission of Hope, have named Sydney’s Crescent Wealth as one of its Business of the Year finalists for 2021. Every year, the AMAA nominate Muslim individuals, businesses, human rights advocates and a range of other nominees for their outstanding contributions to the Australian Muslim community and Australian society as a whole.

Crescent Wealth is extremely proud and humbled to be recognised as a community organisation of the year, and win or lose we will continue to focus on community service, providing halal super solutions to our customers, and being an Islamic business that truly cares about our Muslim community.

Current and previous nominees for the Australian Muslim Achievement Awards

Past AMAA winners include Nazeem Hussain, who picked up the 2019 Creative Artist of the Year award, and in 2020 there will be two special recipients for the Lifetime Achiever Award and the Abyssinian Award.

We are certainly in good company this year, with AMAA nominees from a range of award categories:

  • Woman of the Year: Souhair Afiouny (NSW), Dr Rakime Elmir (NSW), Muna Hassan (VIC)
  • Man of the Year: Ali Chaudhry (WA), Imam Farhan Khalil (NSW), Osman Karolia (NSW)
  • Youth of the Year: Zahra Al-Hilaly (WA), Sarib Hussain (NSW), Mohamed Semra (VIC)
  • Professional of the Year: Moodi Dennaoui (NSW), Dr Rakime Elmir (NSW), Dr Derya Iner (NSW)
  • Role Model of the Year: Hussin Goss (QLD), Ophelia Haragli (NSW), Raian Hoblos (NSW)
  • Sportsperson of the Year: Bianca Elmir (ACT), Bachar Houli (VIC), Haneen Zreika (NSW)
  • Creative Artist of the Year: Abdul Abdullah (WA), Sarah Masri (NSW), Aseel Tayah (VIC)
  • Volunteer of the Year: Calisha Bennett (WA), Najia Khalil (NSW), Shameema Kolia (WA)
  • People’s Choice of the Year: Hussin Goss (QLD), Muna Hassan (VIC), Rowah Hassan (NSW), Shameema Kolia (WA)
  • Community Organisation of the Year: Brothers in Need (NSW), Penny Appeal Australia (NSW), Pillars of Guidance (VIC)
  • Best New Community Project of the Year: Daarul Arqam Australia (VIC), HOPE-Helping Older People Engage in Muslim Community (NSW), Melbourne Lockdown Response in Suburban Towers (VIC)
  • Business of the Year: Crescent Wealth Super (NSW), Halal Certification Authority (NSW), Tender Loving Care Disability Services (NSW)
  • Event of the Year: Albanian Australian Islamic Society Street Festival (VIC), Pillars of Guidance Ramadan Series (VIC), Ramadan Nights (NSW)
  • Media Personality/Outlet of the Year: Bilal Cleland (VIC), Ahmed Yussuf (VIC), Podium Magazine (VIC)

We want to say a big congratulations to everyone who was nominated for an award this year. It’s been a challenging time for many in our community, yet these nominees have proven that we can continue to make a real difference no matter what’s happening in the world around us – even a pandemic!

If you would like to learn more about the Australian Muslim Achievement Awards, including news about the upcoming event, you can visit their website here or Facebook community here. Nominations for this year have now closed, but you can follow updates online and nominate someone for an AMAA in 2021 from next year.

About Mission of Hope

Mission of Hope runs the annual AMAAs and this is its 17th year as a not-for-profit, community organisation focused on health and community development. The organisation was initially created to meet the needs of Australia’s Muslim community, particularly in the areas of mental health, drugs and alcohol, and creative community-based projects.

Crescent Wealth is extremely proud to be associated with such a powerful Islamic not-for-profit like Mission of Hope. We look forward to joining in the celebrations on Saturday 28 November (7pm AEDT) at the Culinary School, Punchbowl.

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