Helping the children of Ashabul Kahfi build an Islamic center

By Dr. Sayd Farook / March 15, 2022

Ashabul Kahfi Islamic Center is one of our fantastic community organisations that has served the Muslim community and specifically the Indonesian community for over 20 years. Many of Australian Indonesian youth have graduated from the Islamic studies programs run by the Center and Crescent Wealth and Crescent Foundation are delighted to support them in their…

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Why Is It Smarter to Invest in Clean Energy?

By Dr. Sayd Farook / February 22, 2022

Did you know that Australians are at an all-time high with their concern for climate change (75%) and 82% of Australians support phasing out coal-fired power stations? All this concern translates into action, as Australians support recycling programs, renewable energy initiatives, AND investing in clean energy.  Many green energy investments are also taking over the financial world.…

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The Psychology Of Retirement Planning

By Dr. Sayd Farook / February 22, 2022

You’re only going to retire once. Don’t mess it up! The average retirement age is 55.4 years. Yet the life expectancy in Australia is 82.9 years.  You need to save up a lot of money, starting right now. But you need to be conscious of the obstacles in your way. One big obstacle is the psychology…

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What Are NFTs and Are They Shariah Compliant?

By Dr. Sayd Farook / February 22, 2022

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) generated $10.67 billion in trade value in the third quarter of 2021, up a remarkable 704% from the previous quarter. Cryptocurrency is only on the verge of proving itself as a mainstream financial instrument. Yet, everyone—from forward-thinking companies to tech-savvy consumers—is talking about the offshoot of cryptocurrency technology called NFTs. If you’re interested in…

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Crescent Group appoints head of risk and compliance

By Dr. Sayd Farook / January 20, 2022

Sydney-based Crescent Group, which has pioneered Islamic investing in Australia, today announced that it has appointed risk management professional, Saira Cader, as Head of Risk and Compliance. This follows the recent appointments of Brendan White as Group Executive and of Dr Sayd Farook as Group Head of Strategy of Crescent Group in November 2021. Saira has…

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9 Perks That Make Your Super Account Even Better

By Dr. Sayd Farook / January 20, 2022

Countless Australians today are signing up for super accounts to help them take advantage of outstanding savings for retirement. In fact, more than 15.5 million Australians currently have a super fund! With so many people buying into the super system, you’re probably wondering just why this is such a popular choice. Well, the truth is, there are…

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Great Figures of Islamic Civilisation: Inventors and Thinkers that Redefined History

By Dr. Sayd Farook / January 6, 2022

Long before the Renaissance in Europe, the Golden Age of Islam gave the world the brightest minds history has ever seen. When one thinks of history’s greatest scholars, most of us first look to the likes of Da Vinci, Copernicus and many other famous European scientists, mathematicians and inventors. But what’s less well-known is that many of these famous scholars from ancient Greece and Rome also…

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Crescent Group appoints Dr Sayd Farook as Head of Group Strategy to lead $5 billion in 5-years growth plan

By Dr. Sayd Farook / December 7, 2021

Global Islamic finance expert, Dr Sayd Farook has been appointed Head of Group Strategy of the Sydney-based Crescent Group, which has pioneered Islamic investing in Australia. Crescent Group includes Crescent Wealth, Crescent Finance, Crescent Foundation, Crescent Institute and Crescent Think Tank – further explored below. The appointment comes as the group launches a five-year strategic…

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The Great Women of Early Islamic History

By Dr. Sayd Farook / December 6, 2021

Contrary to popular, somewhat prevailing and almost entirely inaccurate myths in the Western world, Islamic history is full of the contributions of outstanding women. From the earliest times to the more recent, women have played a key role in the shaping of Islam as a lived civilisation. There is little doubt that this may have diminished in recent times…

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Employer Not Paying Your Super? What Should You Do?

By Dr. Sayd Farook / October 29, 2021

Does your Super account balance look low? If you check your Super account and you think something’s off, you need to check with your employer. Your employer is required to contribute to your Super account every quarter. Most of the time, employers will do what’s required of them. They’ll contribute to your Super on-time, every…

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