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Join our hosts and an assortment of special guests as they discuss Halal investing, retirement, financial planning, and much, much more.

Monem Salam

Monem Salam MBA
Executive Vice President

  • Episode 23 - Basics of Financial Planning
    Amana Mutual Funds Trust, Halal Money Matters - September 2023

    Haitham Al-Sayed, Vice President of Investment Advisory Services at Saturna Captial, joins us to discuss the basics of financial planning.

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  • Episode 22: Your Charitable Dollar
    Halal Money Matters - July 2023

    Anwar Khan, co-founder and current president of Islamic Relief USA, tells us how he started the charity, talks about the mission of Islamic Relief USA, and takes a deep dive into the costs of delivering disaster aid worldwide.

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  • Episode 21: Paying For College Interest Free
    Halal Money Matters - June 2023

    Abdullah Syed joins the show to discuss strategies for coping with the rising cost of education while avoiding interest bearing loans, the two types of iqra, public versus private colleges, and much more.

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  • Episode 20: Women, Investing, and Wealth Languages
    Halal Money Matters - April 2023

    Shazia Imam joins the show to discuss women and investing, the seven wealth languages, overcoming cultural conditioning, and much more.

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  • Episode 19: Can Islamic Investing Outperform?
    Amana Mutual Funds Trust, Halal Money Matters - July 2022

    Dr. Dawood Ashraf joins the show to discuss his research into the question of if and when the Islamic model of investing can outperform traditional investing.

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  • Episode 18: Zakat al-Fitr
    Amana Mutual Funds Trust, Halal Money Matters - April 2022

    Halal Money Matters welcomes Mustafa Umar, President of California Islamic University, for a conversation about the intentions and obligations of Zakat al-Fitr during Ramadan.

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  • Episode 17: All About Inflation
    Amana Mutual Funds Trust, Halal Money Matters - March 2022

    Portfolio Manager Bryce Fegley joins the show to discuss all things inflation: why it exists, its history in the US economy, potential consequences, and why it's such a big deal at the moment.

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  • Episode 16: Aligning Goals With Personal Values
    Amana Mutual Funds Trust, Halal Money Matters - January 2022

    It's common to set goals at the start of a new year, but what's driving those goals? What are they based on? "Chasing 100" author Adnan Jalali joins Halal Money Matters to discuss personal planning and maximizing potential by aligning those goals with personal values.

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  • Episode 15: End of Year Strategies
    Amana Mutual Funds Trust, Halal Money Matters - December 2021

    Join hosts Monem Salam and Christopher Patton as they discuss a range of year-end financial strategies including maxing out your tax-advantaged accounts, charitable giving, reviewing asset allocations, and more.

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  • Episode 14: Cryptocurrency
    Amana Mutual Funds Trust, Halal Money Matters - November 2021

    Digital asset manager Motasem Benothman joins Halal Money Matters for a beginner's guide to the past and present of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.

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