Islamic Finance: Your Ultimate Guide to the Essentials

By Nebras Sawalha / October 17, 2021

Islamic finance is booming. S&P Global Ratings values the Islamic finance industry at 2.2 trillion American dollars. That’s nearly three trillion Australian dollars. More and more people are getting curious about Islamic finance. They have a lot of questions. What is Islamic finance, and how does Islamic law relate to it? What are some ways that…

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10 Halal Super Tips if You Are in Your 60s or 70s

By Nebras Sawalha / October 12, 2021

Are you looking to retire soon? Consider the balance of your halal super and if it’s enough to support you once you stop working. If it’s not, you may need to adjust your savings strategy. That way, you can put your money into an ethical fund without compromising your retirement plans. Soon enough, you’ll be…

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A Guide on United Nations Declaration (UNDRIP) on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

By Nebras Sawalha / September 22, 2021

Australia is facing a reckoning. 745,000 Australians identify themselves as Indigenous. That’s three per cent of the population. Yet Indigenous people go to jail 13 times more often than non-Indigenous people. This statistic is one fact that proves a history of discrimination. That’s why UNDRIP is so important. What is UNDRIP, and what are its terms? How…

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10 Aussie Muslims Doing Amazing things for the Muslim Community

By Nebras Sawalha / September 13, 2021

For centuries, Muslims have contributed to the Australian landscape and advancement. Australia is a unique multicultural country, made up of Islamic communities as well as non-Muslim ones. But Islam and the Muslim community has always been welcome down under, since the time of the Macassans trading with the Indigenous in the 16th century, to the…

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Mr. Charlie Shahin Managing Director of Peregrine Corporation, has Joined the Board of Crescent Wealth

By Nebras Sawalha / September 13, 2021

It is with great pleasure that Crescent Wealth announces the onboarding of one of our newest board members – Mr. Charlie Shahin! Mr. Charlie Shahin is one of Australia’s most successful but understated businessmen. From humble beginnings, Mr. Charlie Shaheen is warmly embraced as a part of Crescent Wealth. “On behalf of my fellow board…

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Evolution of Riba or Interest in Islam and Buy now Pay Later Credit Platforms

By Nebras Sawalha / August 19, 2021

An oft-repeated word in all discussions financial. And whilst the shariah (Islamic law) is clear on its stance on Riba (namely, it being haram), it has reappeared in contemporary discussions around conventional banking and the modern banking system.  More controversially, it has also become the centre of heated debate amongst Muslim jurists in light of…

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Australian Muslims Facing Discrimination, Australian Human Rights Report

By Nebras Sawalha / August 19, 2021

Discrimination. A word that carries so much baggage and history, and continues to remain a topic of important political and societal conversation today.  Australian Muslims, like other minorities, are not exempt from being on the receiving end of discrimination.  The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) released a document last month detailing the instances of abuse…

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Lockdown Mental Well-being Family Violence and Domestic Abuse Spike During Covid-19

By Nebras Sawalha / August 19, 2021

Lockdown, Covid 19 Corona and extra time with the family. Sound familiar? It’s more than a common experience – we’re all living a life locked away in the corners of ours homes. And although staying at home is enjoyable for the introverts among us, for some, it has meant increased time in abusive relationships that…

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Islam and the Holy Qur’an: Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing

By Nebras Sawalha / August 15, 2021

In Australia, Sydney and many of its surrounding areas are now experiencing a lockdown. This stay-at-home order was put into place on 28 August, following high numbers of the Delta variant, and is planned to last 4 weeks longer than initially expected. Considering the effects of lockdown on mental health, it can be difficult to readapt…

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10 Halal Superannuation Tips and Hacks if You Are in Your 50s

By Nebras Sawalha / August 8, 2021

Your 50s can be an exciting decade, from paying off your mortgage to perhaps having grandchildren. However, now’s the time to make sure your halal super is on track for your retirement. Whether you need to start saving more or you’re already on track, you should know. Then, you won’t have to worry about your…

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