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Crescent Wealth Islamic Super Meets Sheikh Alaa

Moving Forward & Reflecting on the Year We caught up with Sheikh Alaa Elzokm, a widely-respected leader in our community and a Crescent Wealth member to discuss how we as a community can continue to support each other as we move forward in a post-COVID world. CW:     What’s been your journey to becoming a…

Crescent Wealth Islamic Super advocates for the future of Infrastructure Projects Investment

In our blog last month, we advocated for the Morrison Government to not waste a crisis and this month we spoke with the Australian Financial Review (AFR) about the opportunity the Government has to consider new ways of financing infrastructure projects. Australia is now in its first recession in 29 years, following the economic impact…

Crescent Wealth Islamic Super provides Tips for preparing your 2020 Tax Return

At tax time, it’s important to make sure you have included all of your eligible tax deductions in your tax return – they all add up and can make a big difference. This year, it is expected many people will claim Working from Home Expenses and Personal Protective Equipment expenses and the Australian Taxation Office…

Islamically Compliant Super Stock: Cleanaway Waste Management

This month we highlight Cleanaway Waste Management (CWY.ASX) as an Islamic super compliant investment. Cleanaway Waste Management operates across the entire waste management value chain of collections, recycling and resource recovery as well as treatment and disposal. Cleanaway also operates in most sectors of the Australian economy and segments of the market including residential (council…

Around the world this Eid al-Fitr 2020

While Eid 2020 isn’t full of streets filled with decorative festive lights and carnivals, it will still be filled with traditional sweets, puddings, biscuits and cakes that can be enjoyed within immediate loved ones. Australia: In a wonderful display of unity, Australia’s largest mosque – Sydney’s Lakemba Mosque broadcasted the Adhan, Islam’s call to prayer…

Eid Mubarak #WeAreOne

Australia’s political, business and religious leaders came together in celebration & support of our Australia’s Muslim community More than 35 political, business, community and religious leaders came together with messages of support for our Australia’s Muslim community for Eid-al-Fitr. Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar and is a time when we focus…

Stock Highlight: WHSmith PLC

Founded in 1792, WHSmith began as family-run newsagents before becoming the world’s first retail chain. Today, the company has more than 600 High Street stores as well as travel stores and a growing presence overseas in Europe, the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia, China and Australia. As a household name, WHSmith is committed to making…

Economic Outlook Uncertain – Crescent Wealth’s Response

Crescent Wealth’s leadership is committed to open and transparent communication. As Australia’s only Islamic superannuation fund, our conservative investment principles and ultra-ethical investment enable us to provide a unique perspective as we collectively navigate COVID-19. Our members are interested and uncertain about what the global economic impact means for their investments, employment and superannuation. Early…

Laylatul Qadr: Islam’s Night of Nights

A transformative night of contemplation engaged in by billions is almost upon us this year Muslims around the world have been observing Ramadan for the last 25 or so days: a month of fasting, abstinence from sin and food, and a time of increase in contemplation, worship and communal commitment to God. Within this month,…

Zakat: Is it payable on your Islamic Super?

Zakat: Introducing Islam’s 3rd Pillar. Is it payable on your Islamic Super? Islam powerfully and beautifully positions giving charity as an act of worship. Zakat is Islam’s third pillar and a cornerstone of a Muslim’s commitment to our religion. Zakat is 2.5% of the Zakat-able wealth of an individual, provided one meets a requisite level…