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Johnson & Johnson: Who They are and Why do we Invest in Them?

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is the world’s largest and most diversified healthcare company Engaged in the research and development, manufacture and sale of a broad range of healthcare products. The company’s primary focus is on products related to human health and well-being. It is organized into three business segments, which include Consumer, Pharmaceutical and Medical…

The Significance and Virtues of 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah

It is the time of the pilgrimage. Nearly 2.5 million pilgrims went to Mecca for Hajj during 2019. But that number stands for a small fraction of Muslims who participated in Dhul Hijjah. The month is an important occasion for religious performances all over the world, not just in Mecca. To celebrate this special time, you need…

Why Muslims Call Eid Al Adha, Big Eid and Eid Al Fitr, Little Eid?

Have you ever heard of Eid? Maybe you’ve seen Muslims celebrating or heard about the end of Ramadan and wondered what exactly is going on. You’re not alone! Muslim holidays are very important to the people who practice them. If you have any Muslim friends or coworkers, it is a nice idea to learn a…

Is SMSF the Right Option for Me? What Are Some Pros and Cons?

Did you know that 53% of SMSF fund members are men and 47% are women? Regular investment into a superannuation fund is essential for retirement planning, no matter your gender. If you have been considering whether an SMSF (self-managed super fund) might be the right choice for you, this article examines the main advantages and disadvantages of…

Hajj 2021 COVID-19 Restrictions, Limited to 60,000 Pilgrims

In 2019 there were around 2.5 million pilgrims who performed Hajj. However, last year 1,000 pilgrims based in Saudi Arabia were permitted to pilgrimage. But are there COVID-19 restrictions this year? Maybe you remember the pictures of the Hajj in 2020. It featured in news outlets around the world, a symbol of the changes the pandemic brought. This year, there are also…

20 Best Islamic Apps to Download in 2021

Islam and the Internet go hand in hand. According to the Tabah Foundation, 37 percent of Muslim Internet users visit the websites of scholars and Islamic institutes every week. The Internet, and everything digital is becoming a great resource for Islamic apps. Aussie Muslims can download several apps on a wide range of topics. But the…

7 Halal Ethical Investment Ideas for FY2021-FY2022

Are you interested in upping your investments? Perhaps you’re a beginner Muslim investor who’s looking to diversify their portfolio with some wise assets. But have you considered that the very stocks, bonds, and industries you’re investing in can be regarded as haram? It is essential to ensure that all your investment and wealth creation opportunities are compliant…

Are Afterpay, Zippay and Klarna Halal or Haram to Invest In?

Are you worried about having a secure future? Does setting up a halal super seem impossible? Fortunately, you can find investments that comply with Islam, but are apps like Afterpay a good fit? Before you put your money into any investment fund, make sure it’s not haram. Buy now pay later apps may be growing…

10 Super Tips and Strategies if You Are in Your 30s or 40s

In your 30s and 40s, you have a lot going for you. You might be starting a family or a first-time homeowner, and you’re in one of the most unique financial positions of your lifetime. You’re likely starting to see salary increases or promotions, and you still have plenty of time left before retirement. This…

Are Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Other Covid-19 Vaccines Halal or Haram?

As COVID-19 vaccines become more readily available, Muslims should know, are COVID-19 vaccines halal? While the specifics vary between vaccines, they’re generally halal. Unlike some vaccines, the ones for COVID-19 don’t contain gelatin from pigs or other haram substances. So don’t believe the rumours or theories going around about the vaccine ingredients. Instead, read on to…

What Is NAIDOC Week? Celebrating the History, Culture and Achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Aboriginal Australians are here to stay. Nearly 800,000 Australians identify themselves as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. That’s more than three percent of the population. Indigenous Australians have a rich array of histories, cultures, and beliefs. To celebrate their diversity and ingenuity, the nation commemorates NAIDOC Week. What occurs during NAIDOC Week, and where did…

How you can make a tangible impact and save lives with your investment decisions: Stop the money flow, divest in weapons industry

The situation in Sheikh Jarrah is secret to none. Civilians murdered in cold blood, families evicted from their life-long homes, and airstrikes on Media and medical centres that would make the hardest of hearts shiver.  The World has seen an onslaught like none other in recent times. And it’s important we begin speaking about it…

1 July Coming of the Light: Everything You Need to Know on the Day of Significance

Australia is a country of diverse cultures. There are many celebrations and holidays recognised in this vast land that have come from different cultural backgrounds 1 July is Coming of the Light Day in Australia. It’s a day to celebrate living on the continent as well as sharing a sense of nationhood. The “Coming Of The Light”…

Cryptocurrency: Is It Halal or Haram to Invest In?

Is cryptocurrency haram in Islam? You might be surprised to know that there is no ruling yet from jurists or faith leaders in Islam on whether it is halal to invest in cryptocurrencies. Being new, there are many questions about the legitimacy of this type of investment. Many Muslim scholars are against cryptocurrencies because they…

Nanosonics Limited (NAN) Who Are They And Why Do We Invest In Them?

This month we highlight Nanosonics Limited (NAN.ASX) as a shariah-compliant investment.  Nanosonics, founded in 2001 and listed on ASX in 2007, is an Australian infection prevention company that has successfully developed and commercialised a unique high-level disinfection technology called the Trophon.  The Trophon is a medical device for the disinfection of ultrasound probes, which are…

A Guide to Making Halal Super Contributions for Retirement Investment

Are you wondering how in the world you’re supposed to get your super fund large enough to retire on? It’s something that might feel out of reach when you’re on the front end of the process. Your employer’s contributions might not be enough to get your super to where it needs to be before you hit…

Your Halal Superannuation Rates and Thresholds for FY 2021-22

The Australian government has just announced the new superannuation rates and thresholds for the 2021-22 financial year. This means that you’ll get to keep more of your hard-earned dollars as a result. So if you’re one of those people who’s been thinking about joining a transparent and ethical halal super fund, now is probably the…

I want to mentor other: 10 tips on how to make a positive impact on others

Mentorship can be a profound opportunity for professional development for both parties. It can be an eye-opening experience, especially for new mentors that have an understanding of career development. Below, we’ve listed 10 tips you need to know if you want to build or improve your mentoring relationship. 1. Approach each mentorship differently. While you…

10 Super Tips and Strategies if You Are in Your 20s

Life in your 20s tends to be pretty carefree at first. Then, responsibilities and expectations start to pour in and you’re left tending to immediate personal and financial matters. It can be stressful! The thought of figuring out your retirement fund might be the last thing on your mind. That said, having a set plan…

Crescent Foundation Extends Refugee Student Support Programs to a Third Australian University

Crescent Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to supporting refugee education, homelessness, Islamic cultural heritage, and youth and has extended its support for refugee students to a third Australian University. The Foundation has unveiled plans to grant Crescent Leadership Scholarships to four University of Technology Sydney (UTS) students a year for the next three years to help…

Muslims in Australia: The Bond Between Indigenous Australians and Islam

Muslims in Australia come in all shapes and sizes. More than 1,000,000,000 Australians identify themselves as Muslims. That counts for more than three per cent of the country. Many people think that Australian Muslims come from abroad. It is true that there are thousands of Muslims from Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa. But it is…

26 May National Sorry Day: Everything You Need to Know

National Sorry Day is coming up in a few days. Have you ever wondered if you know the whole story? Australia holds 26 May National Sorry Day every year, yet many people do not know what it represents. We are here to tell you about the history of National Sorry Day, what it means, and how to honour it…

How Super Is Taxed in Australia: A Superannuation Guide For Beginners

It’s a worry that’s on everybody’s mind: “How will I get on in my golden years?” Fortunately, for residents of Australia, the superannuation programme handles those retirement concerns. Employees can rest assured that they can live life comfortably after their working years. But what are the tax implications of our super contributions? These are things…

Making the best Middle Eastern pancakes : Qatayef with Shaikh Abu Adnan and The Shahrouk Sisters

Learn how to make the best (Qatayef, Atayef) the Middle East’s pancakes, with Shaikh Abu Adnan and The Shahrouk Sisters. Continuing our exciting Ramadan series on mouth-watering cuisines from around the world, the Shahrouk sisters are very excited to present our next guest. Australian-born Muslim women from a Lebanese background, the Shahrouk Sisters – Halla, Houda, Leeann and Rouba – were…

Vimto: Why People in Australia and Across the Globe Drink It for Ramadan?

Ramadan is here and it’s a reminder for all Muslims to start stocking up on Vimto. What is Vimto, you ask? If you must know, Ramadan wouldn’t be the same for a lot of Muslims if they didn’t break their fast with the cool, sweet, and refreshing taste of Vimto. Ah, heaven! Let’s read on to…