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An ethical stance against the weapons industry and support for the UN Disarmament Treaty

If the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that every individual on the planet is interconnected and each person’s actions matter. The simple decision to step outside a front door can have long-term and even deadly consequences for others. This cause and effect has never been more confronting, but it certainly supports the idea…

Are Netflix, Alchemiya, Disney, Amazon Prime and other TV streaming brands Halal or Haram (in Islam)?

Is Netflix halal or haram? This is one of the big questions across the Muslim world in this modern era we live in. But it’s not just about Netflix. It’s also about many other forms of subscription television and movie networks, such as Alchemiya, Disney, and Amazon Prime. In the wake of Covid19, subscriptions for…

Investing in Communication Towers, Digital Infrastructure or Infrastructure REIT: a Beginners Guide

Communication Towers, digital infrastructure or Infrastructure REITs are a narrow but important asset class within the real asset sector.  Within the United States, there are four major “Tower” REITs; American Tower, Crown Castle, SBA Communications and Uniti Group.  Outside of the US, there are very few ways to gain exposure from communication infrastructure.  Despite having a narrow focus and few…

Are Traditional Mortgages Halal or Haram?

Is taking out a mortgage halal or haram? This is one of the most essential questions facing Muslims in the modern world. For many Australians, taking out a mortgage is not something that they think about from a moral perspective. But Islam provides clear guidance on a range of financial contracts and practices. As Muslims,…

ASFA Conference: Crescent Wealth Super highlights the importance of Customer and Member Engagement

On 10 February 2021, people from across Australia joined specialised thought leaders as they discussed the future of superannuation. ASFA, the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia, organised a thought-provoking two-day conference, promoting discussion around Australian superannuation and effective utilisation strategies in fund allocation. The conference comes in the unique broader context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to the creation of special relief legislation, leading to…

An Overview of Philanthropy and Islam: A Never Ending Journey of Learning to Give

Many misconceptions about Islam tarnish its reputation. Especially in a post-9/11 world, people assume that Muslims are terrorists. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The majority of Islamic people reject violence. Not only that, but the Islamic faith actually encourages good acts. Our devotion to Allah is evident in the way we live our lives. There is no greater…

Is Alcohol a Greater Menace to Society Than Drugs?

When you think about alcohol or drugs, you may view drugs as worse. However, alcohol can be just as harmful to the people using it and to those around them. Whether you believe it’s ethical to consume drugs and alcohol or not, it is a problem for society. Consider how both drugs and alcohol can…

How Islam Views Animal Welfare and Animal Cruelty

Of the many teachings of the Quran, there are several key overarching principles that concern how people should interact with the world around them. In particular, Quran teachings about animals offer detailed and specific guidance on how we should treat our non-human companions. All animals make up an essential part of the natural ecosystem that we rely…

What Is Halal and Everything About the Booming Industry

Are you supporting the booming halal industry? While this food is primarily associated with the Muslim faith, people of all creeds and religions are realizing the many benefits of halal food. If you respect the sanctity of life and are against animal cruelty, then you need to know more about halal. While it is not…

Can You Return to Work After Retirement?

If you’re just starting out, thinking about retirement probably doesn’t take up much of your headspace. And you think about working after retirement even less. Now is the time to start thinking about retirement, and what you are going to do with your life when you reach retirement age. In Australia, there are working after…

Everything You Need to Know About Sharia Compliant Islamic Superannuation

Money speaks, and when you invest in something you don’t believe in it can feel like you’re telling the world, “This is okay.” Invest in alignment with your beliefs when you choose Sharia-compliant Islamic superannuation. Investing in Muslim superannuation funds that comply with Sharia law allows for ethical investing. You can skip potential investment options that…

A Modest Fashion Guide: 5 Hijab Style Tips That Everyone Should Know

ashion is an expression of joy and personality. Looking your best while keeping to hijab style is definitely possible, even though it might take a little extra hunting at the shops for modest fashion. All of the items listed below should be available in local, common clothing stores—with a few seasonal allowances for sleeve lengths—Muslim-owned…

Everything You Need to Know About Hijab and Head Scarfs

Are you having difficulty finding relevant information on the hijab? You might feel like you already know a lot about it, but are you sure they’re not misconceptions? Even if you’ve been wearing hijab for years now, a deeper insight into hijab will help you value it even further. Where do you start? There’s no user’s manual…

50+ Successful Innovative Global Muslim Brands to Be Proud Of

Muslims make up nearly one-fourth of the world’s population. Our community is rich with life, culture, and passionate young people who prioritize the same values and ethics that we do. Unfortunately, sometimes these entrepreneurial voices get drowned out. That’s why we’ve created a list of some of the coolest Muslim-led organizations in the world that…

How Weapons and War Contribute to Environmental Climate Change

The impact of war and weapons can be felt everywhere, not just in surrounding areas. The damage done has a rippling effect, and before you know it, you will see it affecting you. Humanity’s unbridled pursuit of power is destroying our Earth. Now, at an even more rapid rate due to the tools of modern…

10 Tips On How To Start A Halal And Ethical Business

Business is booming. So is Islam and the Muslim community in Australia.  Muslims make up 3% of the population. They have higher rates of Bachelor’s degrees and skilled blue-collar jobs than the general population. With such a well-educated and skilled worker base, Muslim entrepreneurship has room to grow. But many Muslims have questions about running a…

75 Australian Muslims We Are Proud of Their Achievements

One blog post can’t even begin to tell the story of all the amazing Australian Muslims who have achieved wonderful things. There are just too many to mention. But we have to start somewhere, so we are starting with a list of 75 Aussie Muslims who have made us proud. Dr Randa Abdel-Fattah Randa has…

A Model of Hope and Change for Alcohol and Drug Addiction in Australia

Did you know that 3.4 million Australians used an illicit drug in the last twelve months? Drug addiction is a disease that affects all walks of life. However, it’s not the only type of substance abuse afflicting the everyday Australian. Far more prevalent is alcohol addiction in our country. This is due to the way our society…

Islamic Wills and Inheritance in Australia: What You Need to Know

Not having a Will can be a dangerous game. Because when you die, you won’t have a say in the distribution of your assets. Your estate and personal effects could be disturbed according to Australian Law. Those you leave behind could potentially get nothing. That can be scary in and of itself. But if you’re…

How Do Islamic Investors Earn Interest Under Sharia Law?

Whether you follow Islam or not, it pays to be well-versed in the particulars of Islamic finance. Islamic finance, which covers all financial institutions, practices, assets, and vehicles that are organised under Islamic principles and laws, is now worth a record $1.2 trillion, or about 1% of the global financial market. As Muslim-majority markets continue to…

Ten 2021 New Year’s Resolutions for Ethical Islamic Living and Investing

Ring in the new year. 2021 is full of opportunities and chances to grow. But you need to take advantage of those opportunities. One way is through making a New Year’s resolution. You can develop your Muslim faith, grow your skills, and strengthen your finances. Yet many people struggle to combine these goals together. You…

How to Quit Smoking Today : 10 Tips That Actually Work

In Australia, over 11% of adults smoke cigarettes every single day. A common New Year’s resolution is the promise to quit smoking once and for all. Unfortunately, because of the addictive nature of nicotine, quitting cigarettes can be quite difficult for many individuals. Is it time for you to quit smoking? Let’s take a look…

Everything You Need to Know About Pension Age and Super Balances

It’s important to learn about your superannuation fund as early as possible. Understanding your super fund can take some of the guesswork out of planning for retirement. For example, it’s important to know what you’ve earned when your pension age arrives. It’s also important to plan so that you can continue to live the lifestyle…

How to Stay on Top of Your Mental Health and Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

You are not alone. A lot feels out of control right now, but there are steps you can take to stay in control of your mental wellbeing. The past year has been unprecedented. It has been challenging for all of us for different reasons. Mainly because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We resiliently dealt with being introduced to Zoom,…

Dr Anne Aly MP Parliamentary Speech Regarding 22 Jan Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons UN Treaty

8 Dec 2020 Dr. Anne Azza Aly member of the Australian house of representatives speech she stated “It’s time for the Australian government to reflect the moral position of the Australian people and sign the UN treaty. Our children deserve this”. History is a wonderful thing, it is where we look to, to reflect on…