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Azzad analysis featured in 2014 Thomson Reuters Sukuk Report

Paper focuses on challenges and opportunities of investing in global Islamic bonds (Falls Church, Virginia, 12/3/13) – An analysis of the international sukuk market prepared by Azzad Asset Management has been published in the 2014 Thomson Reuters Sukuk Perceptions and Forecast Study. The research paper, which focuses on sukuk investing from a practitioner’s perspective, was produced by Azzad’s fixed-income research team. “We often hear about the theoretical application of sukuk investing and Islamic finance in general,” said Azzad analyst Ahsan Raheem, CFA, the paper’s lead author. “Our analysis highlights some of the practical issues facing sukuk investors. They come from

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Azzad Wise Capital Fund Celebrates 3rd Anniversary

FALLS CHURCH, Va., April 23, 2013 — The Azzad Wise Capital Fund (NASDAQ: WISEX), America’s first fixed-income mutual fund that invests in sukuk, turned three years old in April. It is categorized as a short-term bond fund and is designed for capital preservation and income. “We’re pleased to see continued interest in our socially responsible investment approach,” says Bashar Qasem, president and CEO of the fund’s investment advisor, Azzad Asset Management. “And investors are telling us that they appreciate a fund that allows them exposure to both emerging markets and an alternative asset class.” The Azzad Wise Capital Fund invests

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Azzad launches Islamic estate planning campaign

(Falls Church, Virginia, 9/23/13) – Azzad Asset Management announced today the launch of a series of estate planning seminars across the United States aimed at helping congregants at mosques and Islamic centers create inheritance plans that comply with both U.S. and Islamic law. In addition to providing wealth management services and operating as investment advisor to the Azzad Ethical Fund and Azzad Wise Capital Fund, the firm is an advocate of Islamic financial planning, including estate planning, and regularly educates the American Muslim community on these sometimes complex issues. In a statement, Azzad said: The American Muslim community boasts higher

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Azzad named ‘Best Islamic Asset Management Company in the Americas’

(Falls Church, Virginia, 8/28/13) – Azzad Asset Management has been named “Best Asset Management Company in the Americas” for the second year in a row by Islamic Finance News (IFN), according to the results of the 2013 Islamic Investor Poll. The poll is a comprehensive survey of the global Islamic asset management industry, asking institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, and high net worth individuals to identify top talent in 12 categories. In a statement, Azzad said: We would like to thank the Islamic finance industry for this honor. Azzad remains committed to driving the growth of Islamic finance in the

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