Recent Blogs

Discover insightful articles and expert advice on Islamic finance, wealth management, and financial empowerment for Australian Muslims. Explore Afiyah's blog for valuable tips and inspiration to take control of your finances and build a prosperous future aligned with your faith.

October 4, 2023

Unlocking the Power of Offset Accounts in Islamic Home Loans

In the journey to homeownership, financial acumen plays a vital role in determining how smoothly you can navigate the labyrinth of loan repayments. Among the financial tools that can potentially speed up this journey, and save you money, is offset accounts in Islamic Home loans. But what exactly is an offset account? How does it […]

September 27, 2023

NAB Islamic Finance Secures Islamic Bank of the Year 2023

National Australia Bank (NAB), guided by  Dr. Imran Lum, has been honoured with the Islamic Bank of the Year award at The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards 2023. Though not primarily an Islamic bank, this recognition serves as an unequivocal endorsement of the strides NAB Islamic Finance has made in the sector, both within […]

September 21, 2023

Investment Property through an Islamic Home Loan Ijarah Finance in 2023

Investing in property through an Islamic home loan is a valuable means to secure an asset that could bring substantial returns. This guide aims to walk you through the process of investing in a property through Ijarah finance, a Sharia-compliant financing option. The Foundation: Financial Planning Prior to diving into a property investment, establish a […]

September 3, 2023

Sydney Housing Market Update: A Sturdy Rise in Prices Despite a Surge in Listings

As mortgage brokers specialising in the Sydney property market, understanding the intricacies of Sydney house prices is pivotal for both our practice and our clients. Recent data suggests that Sydney house prices are set for a robust 10% growth this year, despite a surge in listings. Sydney House Prices: Diminishing Fears of Market Instability Early […]

August 23, 2023

Islamic Home Loans with Ijarah: Understanding Rules Governing Lease Rentals

Islamic Home Loans with Ijarah: Understanding Rules Governing Lease Rentals In the realm of Islamic finance, one financial instrument has gained prominence in facilitating homeownership: the Ijarah lease contract. As interest-based transactions are prohibited in Islam, Islamic financial institutions have developed Shari'ah-compliant tools for lending and leasing, such as the Islamic Home Loans with Ijarah […]

July 25, 2023

Is Islamic Home Finance in Australia the Right Option for You? An In-depth Guide

Introduction Have you ever wondered about the Islamic home financing option while shopping for your dream house? Especially in Australia, where we observe an increasing trend in the acceptance of Islamic finance products, it's essential to understand this model. The aim of this article is to help you comprehend what Islamic home finance is and […]

July 10, 2023

Why You Should Buy Your Next Home Near Melbourne's Islamic Schools

Choosing a new home is no small feat, especially when considering the multitude of factors that influence your decision. For Muslim parents in Melbourne, a significant consideration should be the proximity to one of the city's highly-regarded Islamic schools. This choice isn't solely about convenience; it aligns perfectly with several key principles of the Islamic […]

July 3, 2023

Your Ultimate Guide to Halal Car Finance in Australia in 2023

If you're over the age of 30 and seeking an ethical, financially secure solution for your next car purchase, then the world of Halal car finance in Australia might be just the ticket for you. In particular, you might find a financing method called Murabahah, a common practice in Islamic finance, to be your ideal […]

June 29, 2023

Why Should You Consider Afiyah Finance?

Islamic financial institution like Afiyah Finance is the best option for Muslims depending on individual circumstances and personal beliefs. Islamic financial services, which adhere to Shariah principles, are designed to be compliant with Islamic law and avoid interest-based transactions. They often involve profit-sharing or rental arrangements instead.  Muslims find these services to be a more […]

June 28, 2023

Everything you need to know about Gharar

Gharar, also known as excessive uncertainty, is a concept in Islamic finance that refers to the presence of excessive ambiguity or uncertainty in a contractual agreement. It is considered undesirable because it can lead to unfairness, exploitation and disputes. In this blog, we explain everything you need to know about Gharar. What is Gharar? In […]

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