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Thinking to Give Zakat? A List of Zakat Accepting Organisations in Australia

By Fatma Saaoud / October 5, 2021

If you are a Muslim living in Australia, it can feel difficult to know how to properly follow your faith in a country in which only 2.2% of people follow the Islamic faith. If it is time for you to give Zakat you may not know where to whom to give it. Luckily, there are several organizations…

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COVID-19 and Its Rising Impact on Substance Use Such as Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

By Fatma Saaoud / September 22, 2021

The Coronavirus Pandemic has affected so many of us in different ways, and there are a few patterns showing. Substance abuse like drugs, alcohol, and tobacco are just one example of the toll that it’s taken. Unfortunately, we still have ways to go in this pandemic, so it’s best to learn about the problems that…

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What Is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples?

By Fatma Saaoud / August 15, 2021

Over 476 million Indigenous people live in 90 countries across the world today. They account for 6.2% of the global population and boast a massive diversity of unique cultures. The UN established the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The purpose of this day is to honour the contributions of Indigenous nations. It is…

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The Significance and Virtues of 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah

By Fatma Saaoud / July 15, 2021

It is the time of the pilgrimage. Nearly 2.5 million pilgrims went to Mecca for Hajj during 2019. But that number stands for a small fraction of Muslims who participated in Dhul Hijjah. The month is an important occasion for religious performances all over the world, not just in Mecca. To celebrate this special time, you need…

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Is SMSF the Right Option for Me? What Are Some Pros and Cons?

By Fatma Saaoud / July 15, 2021

Did you know that 53% of SMSF fund members are men and 47% are women? Regular investment into a superannuation fund is essential for retirement planning, no matter your gender. If you have been considering whether an SMSF (self-managed super fund) might be the right choice for you, this article examines the main advantages and disadvantages of…

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7 Halal Ethical Investment Ideas for FY2021-FY2022

By Fatma Saaoud / July 10, 2021

Are you interested in upping your investments? Perhaps you’re a beginner Muslim investor who’s looking to diversify their portfolio with some wise assets. But have you considered that the very stocks, bonds, and industries you’re investing in can be regarded as haram? It is essential to ensure that all your investment and wealth creation opportunities are compliant…

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10 Super Tips and Strategies if You Are in Your 30s or 40s

By Fatma Saaoud / July 10, 2021

In your 30s and 40s, you have a lot going for you. You might be starting a family or a first-time homeowner, and you’re in one of the most unique financial positions of your lifetime. You’re likely starting to see salary increases or promotions, and you still have plenty of time left before retirement. This…

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A Guide to Making Halal Super Contributions for Retirement Investment

By Fatma Saaoud / June 8, 2021

Are you wondering how in the world you’re supposed to get your super fund large enough to retire on? It’s something that might feel out of reach when you’re on the front end of the process. Your employer’s contributions might not be enough to get your super to where it needs to be before you hit…

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Your Halal Superannuation Rates and Thresholds for FY 2021-22

By Fatma Saaoud / June 8, 2021

The Australian government has just announced the new superannuation rates and thresholds for the 2021-22 financial year. This means that you’ll get to keep more of your hard-earned dollars as a result. So if you’re one of those people who’s been thinking about joining a transparent and ethical halal super fund, now is probably the…

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10 Super Tips and Strategies if You Are in Your 20s

By Fatma Saaoud / May 30, 2021

Life in your 20s tends to be pretty carefree at first. Then, responsibilities and expectations start to pour in and you’re left tending to immediate personal and financial matters. It can be stressful! The thought of figuring out your retirement fund might be the last thing on your mind. That said, having a set plan…

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