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Crescent Group appoints head of risk and compliance

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…

9 Perks That Make Your Super Account Even Better

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…

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

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…

Who is Mapletree logistics and why do we invest in them?

Mapletree Logistics Trust (“MLT”) is Singapore’s first Asia-focused logistics real estate investment trust. Listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited in 2005, MLT invests in a diversified portfolio of quality, well-located, income producing logistics real estate in Singapore, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, China, Australia, South Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam and India. Their strategy can be…

What Can You Do About Rising Inflation?

The annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) in Australia rose 3.0% in 2021. This is one of the highest rates in over five years. The rising inflation and high-interest rates are driving up the cost of living and putting people’s wealth at risk. From grocery store items to holiday gifts to plane tickets, and more, consumers are being forced to…

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

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…

The Great Women of Early Islamic History

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…

Employer Not Paying Your Super? What Should You Do?

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…

99 Names and Meaning of Allah Azzawajal

The most beautiful names belong to Allah: so call on Him by them – (Qur’an, 7:180). Did you know that Allah has 99 beautiful Names? Each name reflects an attribute of Allah that belongs only to Him. Belief in Allah is the first of our Pillars of Imaan, and understanding His Names is an important…

Who is HealthPeak REIT and why do we invest in them?

Healthpeak Properties is a diversified real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns and develops healthcare real estate for Life Science, Senior Housing and Medical Office tenants.

Islamic Finance: Your Ultimate Guide to the Essentials

Islamic finance is booming. S&P Global Ratings values the Islamic finance industry at 2.2 trillion American dollars. That’s nearly three trillion Australian dollars. More and more people are getting curious about Islamic finance. They have a lot of questions. What is Islamic finance, and how does Islamic law relate to it? What are some ways that…

10 Halal Super Tips if You Are in Your 60s or 70s

Are you looking to retire soon? Consider the balance of your halal super and if it’s enough to support you once you stop working. If it’s not, you may need to adjust your savings strategy. That way, you can put your money into an ethical fund without compromising your retirement plans. Soon enough, you’ll be…

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

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…

Uniti Group Ltd Who are They and Why do we Invest in Them?

This month we highlight Uniti Group Ltd. (UWL.ASX) as a shariah-compliant investment. UWL is a leading provider of optical fibre technology and infrastructure networks with over 250,000 connections to Australian residential premises.  Through strong organic growth in rolling out fibre networks to new housing estates and apartments, and a number of strategic acquisitions, it is…

A Guide on United Nations Declaration (UNDRIP) on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Australia is facing a reckoning. 745,000 Australians identify themselves as Indigenous. That’s three per cent of the population. Yet Indigenous people go to jail 13 times more often than non-Indigenous people. This statistic is one fact that proves a history of discrimination. That’s why UNDRIP is so important. What is UNDRIP, and what are its terms? How…

COVID-19 and Its Rising Impact on Substance Use Such as Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

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…

What to Teach Your Children About Halal Super

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.…

10 Aussie Muslims Doing Amazing things for the Muslim Community

For centuries, Muslims have contributed to the Australian landscape and advancement. Australia is a unique multicultural country, made up of Islamic communities as well as non-Muslim ones. But Islam and the Muslim community has always been welcome down under, since the time of the Macassans trading with the Indigenous in the 16th century, to the…

Mr. Charlie Shahin Managing Director of Peregrine Corporation, has Joined the Board of Crescent Wealth

It is with great pleasure that Crescent Wealth announces the onboarding of one of our newest board members – Mr. Charlie Shahin! Mr. Charlie Shahin is one of Australia’s most successful but understated businessmen. From humble beginnings, Mr. Charlie Shaheen is warmly embraced as a part of Crescent Wealth. “On behalf of my fellow board…

Samsung Electronics and Investing in this Leading Global Electronics Company

Samsung Electronics is a leading global electronics company specialising in handsets, tablets, personal computers and peripherals, networking, consumer electronics, appliances and components. Samsung ranks as the largest producer of memory chips, LCD/OLED panels and TVs globally by revenue, and second in mobile phones and tablets. Samsung’s management philosophy is to “devote our human resources and…

Evolution of Riba or Interest in Islam and Buy now Pay Later Credit Platforms

An oft-repeated word in all discussions financial. And whilst the shariah (Islamic law) is clear on its stance on Riba (namely, it being haram), it has reappeared in contemporary discussions around conventional banking and the modern banking system.  More controversially, it has also become the centre of heated debate amongst Muslim jurists in light of…

Australian Muslims Facing Discrimination, Australian Human Rights Report

Discrimination. A word that carries so much baggage and history, and continues to remain a topic of important political and societal conversation today.  Australian Muslims, like other minorities, are not exempt from being on the receiving end of discrimination.  The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) released a document last month detailing the instances of abuse…

Lockdown Mental Well-being Family Violence and Domestic Abuse Spike During Covid-19

Lockdown, Covid 19 Corona and extra time with the family. Sound familiar? It’s more than a common experience – we’re all living a life locked away in the corners of ours homes. And although staying at home is enjoyable for the introverts among us, for some, it has meant increased time in abusive relationships that…

Islam and the Holy Qur’an: Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing

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…

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

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…