Two muslim women planning and building on the modest fashion industry

Salaamgateway 8th Annual State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2020/2021

By Nebras Sawalha / January 8, 2021

KEY HIGHLIGHTS The global Islamic Economy is represented by US$ 2.02 trillion in halal consumer spend (Dinar Standard) and US$ 2.88 trillion of Islamic Finance assets (Refinitiv) Islamic finance globally is projected to grow at a 5% CAGR to reach $3.69 trillion by 2024 Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and UAE are the top 3 Islamic economy leaders, with Australia ranking 31st Australia represents an attractive growth opportunity for Islamic…

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Talal Yassine welcoming Crescent Wealth Super friends and partners to a private screening of “The Furnace”, now showing in selected Cinemas

Crescent Wealth Super supported the production of the The Furnace staring Ahmed Malek and David Wenham 

By Nebras Sawalha / January 7, 2021

The Furance has gone on to make it’s mark on the Venice Film Festival in 2020. Introducing the movie, Sabrine Yassine stated that, “Crescent Wealth will continue to encourage efforts to display the many varied narratives of Australia’s diverse and multicultural history.” “A history, where Muslims contributed our lot to build this wonderful country, our home,” emboldened Ms Yassine. Today, making…

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Crescent Wealth is a proud ICAN partner

Islamic superannuation Crescent Wealth receives  honour roll award for their stance against weapons from ICAN

By Nebras Sawalha / January 6, 2021

Nuclear disarmament is the act of reducing or eliminating nuclear weapons with the aim of achieving a nuclear-weapons-free world. At Crescent Wealth, we believe a world free of nuclear weapons is possible through international cooperation to reduce the flow of financial resources to organisations that deal in and/or profit from nuclear weapons. “If not me, who? If not now, when?” Emma Watson famously said at the United…

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Australian flag photo for Australia day

8 Reasons Why The Date for Australia Day Should Be Changed

By Nebras Sawalha / December 7, 2020

If you are an Australian, then you are aware of the debate that surrounds Australia day being on the 26th of January. In fact, every year around December, the debate starts over again. Many are asking whether Australia Day should be on January 26th. Out of the other 364 days that could be chosen, why January…

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A group of Muslim Cameleers in south australia

Muslims in Australia – A brief history into the trade, migration and settlement of Muslims in Australia

By Nebras Sawalha / December 7, 2020

Although it is widely believed that colonists from Europe were the first to make contact with the Indigenous population, a more careful look at the brief history surrounding the land will reveal that Muslims were interacting, trading and building intimate relationships with the Indigenous centuries prior to the arrival of Captain Cook and his fleet. The Makkasan ships of…

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destruction, war and conflict

An ethical responsibility: Why Crescent Wealth Super doesn’t and will never invest in the weapons industry

By Nebras Sawalha / December 1, 2020

How would you feel if your retirement plan was inadvertently built off the back of an industry designed to kill? Despite research revealing that 80% of Australians would much rather have their superannuation invested through funds that make investment choices in light of “ethical principles”, the unfortunate reality is that an alarming proportion of Australians are effectively investing significant amounts…

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Global Real Estate, a path to alternative asset classes for Australian Investors.

Global Real Estate, a path to alternative asset classes for Australian Investors.

By Nebras Sawalha / November 25, 2020

Australian listed real estate securities have been a major investment pathway for investors seeking stable dividend income and the prospect of moderate capital appreciation.  As global demographics shift and the world dives further into the information age, real estate in Australia has been relatively slow to present adequate exposure to asset classes that benefit from this transition.   Whilst Australia is deservedly…

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Craig Foster Nominated for Australian of the year

Craig Foster Crescent Foundation board member nominated for the 2021 Australian of the Year Awards

By Nebras Sawalha / November 24, 2020

The National Australia Day Council has released its list of finalists for 2021 Australian of the Year Awards, with Craig Foster being recognised for his advocacy, support of young people, and philanthropic work in the Australian community and abroad. The national awards are given out on Australia Day every year, with nominees traveling to Canberra…

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Crescent Wealth Super nominated for 2020 Australian Muslim Achievement Awards

By Nebras Sawalha / November 24, 2020

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…

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David Wenham and Ahmed Malek in the furnace

The Furnace: a tale of the forgotten history of Aussie Muslim Cameleers starring David Wenham and Ahmed Malek

By Nebras Sawalha / November 20, 2020

The Furnace – the Australian film produced by Timothy White starring David Wenham and Ahmed Malek. Making its mark on the Venice film festival in the year of covid. The must watch movie for any Aussie with an identity crisis (or not).  As an immigrant Muslim Australian with origins in South Asia, Middle East or anywhere else…

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