Islamic Financial Planning

I’m interested to learn more about Syariah Finance and Islamic Financial Planning. Not so much of making a career out of it or even issuing fatwa or anything but rather for the sake of knowing as well as maybe doing it on a part-time basis.

Do you guys know where to start? Perhaps good books to read, courses to do, people to speak to, and etc.

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The more you give, the more you get back in return (philanthropic and charitable efforts)

The more you give, the more you get back in return.

Aiming for wealth is good but in my honest opinion, utilising the wealth for the good of others is also respectable, no?

We hear in the press about rich folks giving millions away for philanthropic and charitable efforts. Even Warren Buffett gave away a mighty proportion of his wealth to Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Very admirable.

Perhaps it’s time for us to do the same as well? Granted, we don’t have as much wealth as these guys do, but giving little by little will certainly make a difference in the long run, wouldn’t you agree?

For the past couple of weeks, I have been promoting 5 charity organisations that I currently support. I’m not able to give much financial support just yet but hopefully by advertising them on my blog, I’ll be able to give them some extra exposure. Anyway, to recap, here they are again:

1. PLAN Australia
2. Fred Hollows Foundation
3. Operation Smile Australia
4. Muslim Aid Australia
5. Human Appeal International

I’ve always been thinking to myself about giving back when I’m a bit well off. Often, when we are indeed “well off”, we always have excuses not to give back. So, instead of allowing myself to do that, I’m forcing myself to do my part. It’s not much, but at least it’s something. I urge all of you to do the same. It doesn’t have to be the organisations I’ve listed above. You can support any organisations that you feel comfortable with.

On top of having an investment portfolio, how about having a charity portfolio as well? Sounds fair? After all, the more you give, the more you’ll get back.

Do share in the comments section below of the charity organisations that you support.

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Muslim Aid Australia & Human Appeal International: Giving with a Purpose

Muslims and non-muslims, if you like to help others, these two organisations are the ones to look out for. They are Muslim Aid Australia and Human Appeal International.

These folks have a range of charitable programs that you can donate to. Some of the programs deal with education & skills, orphans, health & medical, micro enterprises, and many more. Do visit their websites here and here for a full list of what they do.

You can even pay zakat over there too!

Do lend a hand folks. Who knows, maybe in the future we’ll be the ones needing help.

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Your life… Your choice… A meaningful video (Aqim Salatak)

I came across this video on Facebook and it really made me think… Have I done enough to tip over the scale in my favour?

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Demi Agama, Bangsa, dan Negara

“Demi Agama, Bangsa, dan Negara” selalu sangat diulang-ulang dalam masyarakat kita. Baru-baru ni, aku terfikir, apa yg dimaksudkan sebenarnya dengan frasa tu?

Aku selalu tertanya, Agama apakah yang dimaksudkan? Bangsa apakah yang dimaksudkan? Negara apakah yang dimaksudkan?

Aku rasa, untuk yang ketiga tu, boleh lah kita bersetuju bahawa Malaysia yang dimaksudkan.

Persoalannya sekarang, macam mana pulak dgn Agama dan Bangsa?

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Islamic Will according to the The Faraid Law (Wasiat Mengikut Hukum Faraid)

For muslims, preparing a will and distributing his or her assets upon death in line with the Faraid law is a must. There is no getting around that.

For the convenience of folks out there wanting to know more about the Faraid law, I’ve found a number of useful links.

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Types of Zakat (Jenis-jenis Zakat) – Islamic Tax

Alright, let’s talk about Zakat. For muslims, satisfying your zakat requirements is one of the most fundamental things to consider of. Zakat is an Islamic Tax, so to speak.

Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam. Yes, it is that important.

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Avril Lavigne LIVE in Malaysia – Should We Allow the Concert?

One of, arguably, the hottest issue in Malaysian entertainment scene right now is about whether or not to allow Avril Lavigne to perform in Malaysia.
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I don’t believe in religions!

The title caught your attention didn’t it? And yes, I do believe in God, mind you.

Last year, I was involved in the executive committee of a religious organisation at my university and we organised an information talk about God.

After the talk, we had some refreshments and some casual mingling. I and a few others had a chat with this lovely lady who happens to not believe in God. “I’m an atheist”, she says. She claims that religion is the cause of all the instabilities in the world and one shouldn’t believe in these… “Gods”. Everybody is killing each other because of differing opinions in the meaning of God and the “right way” to live a life.

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Public Asia Ittikal Fund not Syariah Compliant?

I’ve been meaning to blog about this topic for quite sometime now.

While I was in Malaysia, I received Public Asia Ittikal Fund’s (PAIF) annual report for the financial period from 2nd of August 2006 to 31st October 2007.

In the “notes to financial statements” section, they listed out pretty much all of the companies that they are holding in their portfolio.

One company caught my attention. ABC Learning Centre, an Australian company.

According to ABC Learning Centre’s financials, I noticed that their total debt divided by market capitalisation is somewhat in the vicinity of more than 50%.

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