Ustaz Chalidin Yacoub: Showing Australia the Beauty of Islam

By Professor Talal Yassine / May 12, 2022

When it comes to legacies, those centred on communities are the most powerful. Of particular significance are people who start, sustain, maintain and inspire communities by bringing people together while caring and looking after collective and individual interests at the same time. Ustaz Chalidin Yacoub founded the Ashabul Kahfi Islamic Centre (AKIC), a non-profit religious…

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Osman Karolia: Education, Passion, and Servitude in Schooling

By Professor Talal Yassine / May 12, 2022

Legacies can be left in a range of ways, and arguably the strongest is the power of education.  One renowned educator in the Australian Muslim community is Osman Karolia, who is creating a legacy built off community service and investment in the next generation. Osman’s philosophy has always been that all students, regardless of ability,…

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Mobinah Ahmad: The Enduring Legacy of AMUST

By Professor Talal Yassine / May 12, 2022

When it comes to legacy, there are few young, trailblazing Muslims that have created one quite like Mobinah Ahmad. Hers is an inspiring story, and one that should push us all to think about the legacy we leave behind.  Mobinah Ahmad is the managing editor of Australasian Muslim Times (AMUST), a leading Muslim news outlet…

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Australian Muslims through the Decade: Challenges, Solutions, and Reflections

By Professor Talal Yassine / May 12, 2022

Talal Yassine, Managing Director, Crescent Wealth I was recently invited to give an important keynote address at La Trobe University’s Iftar function on the 14th of April, during which I addressed several pertinent topics surrounding the contemporary Muslim identity in Australia. Ten years of Crescent Wealth engaging with and supporting the Muslim community has provided…

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Arise Foundation raising funds for financial abuse victims

By Professor Talal Yassine / March 21, 2022

Financial abuse of partners (particularly those without employment and more often than not women victims) is rampant in the community and often not solved holistically. We’ve been following the journey of Tasnia Alam and Fariha Chowdhury as they applied for our Crescent Community Grants in 2021. Since then they have progressed rapidly in building out…

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Crescent Group appoints Head of Investments

By Professor Talal Yassine / February 22, 2022

Crescent Wealth is proud to announce the appointment of internationally experienced investment professional Mas Harris as Head of Investments, Crescent Group as we double down on strengthening our investment capabilities and sustained investment performance. Crescent Group includes Crescent Wealth, Crescent Finance, Crescent Foundation, Crescent Institute and Crescent Think Tank.  Despite challenging turbulence in global markets,…

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

By Professor Talal Yassine / 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 Professor Talal Yassine / 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 to Teach Your Children About Halal Super

By Professor Talal Yassine / September 21, 2021

It is hard to get people interested in the financial world in general, let alone your children. But young people are a group of people who could benefit the most from financial literacy and the use of superannuation. There is a huge generational gap when it comes to total wealth, and understanding “what is super” can help.…

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

By Professor Talal Yassine / 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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