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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…

How Islam shaped, impacted and transformed the world we live in thorough culture, heritage and architecture

The enchanting story of how Islam shaped, impacted and no-less transformed the world we live in today is one that needs to be told. Throughout history, Islam impacted peoples all over the world, influencing a plethora of civilisations and cultures. With the power of faith and a principle articulated no less than by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon…

A Glossary of Islamic Finance, Islamic Banking and Islamic Investment terms

Following all the various Islamic financial terms is no easy feat. Trying to balance them with western banking is even harder! Fortunately, Crescent Wealth Supr is here to help with both. Use our simple guide and glossary of Islamic finance, banking and investment terms to help you navigate your way through. What Is Islamic Finance? Islamic finance is…

Crescent Wealth Super’s Stance Against Pokies, Gambling and Its Vast Side Effects

Nearly seven million Australians gamble on a regular basis. They play electronic gaming machines and they go to casinos. Most people believe gambling is a harmless activity, something that costs them nothing. We at Crescent Wealth Super take a strong stance against gambling. We do not invest in gambling companies, and we encourage everyone who gambles to…

History and Evolution of Islamic Finance and Islamic Investment

Islamic history is rich. Muslims were the first people to develop algebra. The Baghdad House of Wisdom was the leading educational institution in the world during the ninth century. Muslims created incredible music, works of visual art, and poetry. It’s little wonder that Muslims were among the first bankers and financiers. The history of Islamic finance…

26 January: Australia Day History and Origin

Australia Day is a very important day in Australia. Every Australian has fond memories of celebrating the day with friends and family throughout their lives. It’s celebrated on 26 January every year. Everyone enjoys the barbecues, festivals, fireworks, and sporting events that come along with it. However, there’s also a great deal of controversy surrounding the date…

Salaamgateway 8th Annual State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2020/2021

KEY HIGHLIGHTS The global Islamic Economy is represented by US$ 2.02 trillion in halal consumer spend (Dinar Standard) and US$ 2.88 trillion of Islamic Finance assets (Refinitiv) Islamic finance globally is projected to grow at a 5% CAGR to reach $3.69 trillion by 2024 Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and UAE are the top 3 Islamic economy leaders, with Australia ranking 31st Australia represents an attractive growth opportunity for Islamic…

Crescent Wealth Super supported the production of the The Furnace staring Ahmed Malek and David Wenham 

The Furance has gone on to make it’s mark on the Venice Film Festival in 2020. Introducing the movie, Sabrine Yassine stated that, “Crescent Wealth will continue to encourage efforts to display the many varied narratives of Australia’s diverse and multicultural history.” “A history, where Muslims contributed our lot to build this wonderful country, our home,” emboldened Ms Yassine. Today, making…

Islamic superannuation Crescent Wealth receives  honour roll award for their stance against weapons from ICAN

Nuclear disarmament is the act of reducing or eliminating nuclear weapons with the aim of achieving a nuclear-weapons-free world. At Crescent Wealth, we believe a world free of nuclear weapons is possible through international cooperation to reduce the flow of financial resources to organisations that deal in and/or profit from nuclear weapons. “If not me, who? If not now, when?” Emma Watson famously said at the United…

8 Reasons Why The Date for Australia Day Should Be Changed

If you are an Australian, then you are aware of the debate that surrounds Australia day being on the 26th of January. In fact, every year around December, the debate starts over again. Many are asking whether Australia Day should be on January 26th. Out of the other 364 days that could be chosen, why January…

Muslims in Australia – A brief history into the trade, migration and settlement of Muslims in Australia

Although it is widely believed that colonists from Europe were the first to make contact with the Indigenous population, a more careful look at the brief history surrounding the land will reveal that Muslims were interacting, trading and building intimate relationships with the Indigenous centuries prior to the arrival of Captain Cook and his fleet. The Makkasan ships of…

An ethical responsibility: Why Crescent Wealth Super doesn’t and will never invest in the weapons industry

How would you feel if your retirement plan was inadvertently built off the back of an industry designed to kill? Despite research revealing that 80% of Australians would much rather have their superannuation invested through funds that make investment choices in light of “ethical principles”, the unfortunate reality is that an alarming proportion of Australians are effectively investing significant amounts…

Global Real Estate, a path to alternative asset classes for Australian Investors.

Australian listed real estate securities have been a major investment pathway for investors seeking stable dividend income and the prospect of moderate capital appreciation.  As global demographics shift and the world dives further into the information age, real estate in Australia has been relatively slow to present adequate exposure to asset classes that benefit from this transition.   Whilst Australia is deservedly…