Planning for retirement the smart way to spend quality time with the loved ones Preparing for Retirement: 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid Before You Retire

Are you Preparing for Retirement: 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid Before You Retire

March 6, 2021

The superannuation is super for good reason. At the end of September 2020, assets totalled almost three trillion dollars. Super accounts provide important supplies of money to retirees, increasing their quality of life. But super accounts can’t do all of that on their own. Despite the massive amount of money in supers, many retirees struggle to make…

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Man checking stock on phone and desktop laptop Stock is Halal or Haram

6 Tips on How to Check a Stock is Halal or Haram

March 3, 2021

More and more Aussies are growing their nest eggs by investing in the stock market. But for Muslim Australians looking to get in on the action, it’s not so simple. The Shariah requires us to only invest in fully Halal companies. Amongst other things, this means the firm you are investing in needs to have a halal…

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Riba, interest and why is bad

What Is Riba—and Why Is It Haram in Islam?

March 1, 2021

Wherever they live and whatever occupations they pursue, observant Muslims face questions and challenges about integrating their faith with daily life. But a deeper look shows that we have a few things to learn from them. Because certain Islamic beliefs and practices challenge the expectations and protocols of institutions dominated by non-Muslims, it can be…

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Rifles, and military hats. Disarmament Treaty support in action

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

February 28, 2021

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…

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Netflix, Alchemiya, Disney, and Amazon Prime are they Halal or haram

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

February 27, 2021

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…

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

February 25, 2021

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…

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A photo of colourful homes, mortgages are they halal or haram

Are Traditional Mortgages Halal or Haram?

February 21, 2021

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,…

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

February 20, 2021

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…

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

February 18, 2021

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…

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Is Alchohol a greater Greater Menace than drugs

Is Alcohol a Greater Menace to Society Than Drugs?

February 17, 2021

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…

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