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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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What Is August 4th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day?

By Nebras Sawalha / August 4, 2021

Whether you are Indigenous, Muslim, both, or neither, we can celebrate Children’s Day together. Children’s Day is an Australian national holiday with historical significance. Children’s Day is a celebration we hold every 4 August. It honours National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children throughout the country. It celebrates children’s place in our families and communities.…

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How To Quit Hookah, Shisha, Narjeela, Arghile, Goza or Even Hubble Bubble?

By Nebras Sawalha / July 30, 2021

Smoking stretches across Australia. In a 2019 survey, 11.6 per cent of Australian adults said they smoked at least once a day. The daily smoking rate is going down, but plenty of people still intake tobacco. One reason is the versatility of tobacco smoking. Hookah, shisha, narjeela, arghile, goza, and Hubble Bubble are very popular. If you…

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Tax-Deductible Superannuation Contributions: How Does It Work For Your Halal Super?

By Nebras Sawalha / July 30, 2021

If you have additional cash and want to boost the savings you need for retirement, you can make a tax-deductible superannuation contribution. This is one of the best ways to get a big return on your investment. You read right. With tax-deductible superannuation contributions, you’ll be able to increase your super while sweetening the deal…

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Why Muslims Call Eid Al Adha, Big Eid and Eid Al Fitr, Little Eid?

By Nebras Sawalha / July 15, 2021

Have you ever heard of Eid? Maybe you’ve seen Muslims celebrating or heard about the end of Ramadan and wondered what exactly is going on. You’re not alone! Muslim holidays are very important to the people who practice them. If you have any Muslim friends or coworkers, it is a nice idea to learn a…

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Hajj 2021 COVID-19 Restrictions, Limited to 60,000 Pilgrims

By Nebras Sawalha / July 12, 2021

In 2019 there were around 2.5 million pilgrims who performed Hajj. However, last year 1,000 pilgrims based in Saudi Arabia were permitted to pilgrimage. But are there COVID-19 restrictions this year? Maybe you remember the pictures of the Hajj in 2020. It featured in news outlets around the world, a symbol of the changes the pandemic brought. This year, there are also…

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20 Best Islamic Apps to Download in 2021

By Nebras Sawalha / July 10, 2021

Islam and the Internet go hand in hand. According to the Tabah Foundation, 37 percent of Muslim Internet users visit the websites of scholars and Islamic institutes every week. The Internet, and everything digital is becoming a great resource for Islamic apps. Aussie Muslims can download several apps on a wide range of topics. But the…

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Are Afterpay, Zippay and Klarna Halal or Haram to Invest In?

By Nebras Sawalha / July 10, 2021

Are you worried about having a secure future? Does setting up a halal super seem impossible? Fortunately, you can find investments that comply with Islam, but are apps like Afterpay a good fit? Before you put your money into any investment fund, make sure it’s not haram. Buy now pay later apps may be growing…

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Are Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Other Covid-19 Vaccines Halal or Haram?

By Nebras Sawalha / July 9, 2021

As COVID-19 vaccines become more readily available, Muslims should know, are COVID-19 vaccines halal? While the specifics vary between vaccines, they’re generally halal. Unlike some vaccines, the ones for COVID-19 don’t contain gelatin from pigs or other haram substances. So don’t believe the rumours or theories going around about the vaccine ingredients. Instead, read on to…

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