Monthly Archives: December 2009

Hukum Sambutan Tahun Baru Masihi

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Kita berada di ambang tahun baru 2010. Tahun 2009 akan ditinggalkan dengan seribu kenangan, yang termaktub sudah dalam lipatan sejarah.

Saban tahun sambutan tahun baru menjadi satu agenda besar samada di peringkat negara ataupun masyarakat. Soalnya, apakah hukum menyambut tahun baru masihi?

HUKUM SAMBUTAN TAHUN BARU MASIHI

Ustaz Zaharuddin menyatakan hukumnya adalah HARUS secara bersyarat, iaitu;

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Doa Akhir Tahun & Awal Tahun Hijrah

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Hari ini merupakan hari terakhir tahun 1430 Hijrah, esok 1 Muharram menandakan masuknya tahun baru 1431 Hijrah bagi kita umat Islam.

Apakah signifikannya tahun baru kepada kita? Kita perlu menghayati peristiwa hijrah yang berlaku pada zaman Rasulullah SAW yang menjadi titik penting ke arah perkembangan Islam yang lebih meluas selepas hijrah tersebut.

Sejarah dan pengajaran peristiwa hijrah boleh dibaca secara lebih lanjut di sini.

SAMBUTAN MAAL HIJRAH

1 Muharram seluruh negara akan bercuti. Namun yang penting adalah untuk kita mengakhiri tahun ini dengan membaca doa akhir tahun sebanyak 3 kali di petang hari sebelum masuk waktu Maghrib agar;

  • diampunkan segala dosa yang lalu
  • diterima segala amalan soleh

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Tips on how to choose unit trust funds

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A good article on unit trust investment by Ooi Kok Hwa, published in The Star Online (source)

UNIT trust funds offer an attractive alternative to retail investors, especially those looking for the benefit of diversification with a small pool of capital while enjoying the possibility of earning higher returns compared with conventional savings.

However, a lot of people have the misconception that the diversification nature of these funds means that the risk of investing in unit trust is low and they can just close their eyes and simply pick any of the funds that come along.

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MAA Takafulink – The Most Outstanding Takaful Product 2009

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Courtesy of haris-maa.blogspot.com

MAA Takaful Berhad won “Most Outstanding Takaful Product” for the MAA Takafulink product at the 6th KLIFF Islamic Finance Awards Ceremony 2009 held in Kuala Lumpur recently.

You deserve the best product for your takaful protection. Get one now!

UOB-OSK upbeat on Malaysian stocks

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The FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (FBM KLCI) is expected to move higher at between 1,350 and 1,400 points next year, says UOB-OSK Asset Management Sdn Bhd

“We believe next year the market will be rangebound in terms of the index which could be 5 to 10 per cent upside with stock picks being important,” its executive director/chief executive officer Lim Suet Ling said yesterday.

She was speaking to reporters after the launch of the OSK-UOB Unit Trust Management Bhd’s new fund, OSK-UOB Asean Fund, in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

“Although the local market is still underweight in general, we are positive about it. This is also in view of the positive gross domestic product (GDP) forecast for next year,” Lim said.

Most analysts are upbeat over the country’s economic growth with a forecast of between 5 per cent to 7 per cent for 2010, on the back of a resilient domestic market, which contributed 60 per cent to 70 per cent of the GDP.

In line with the global recovery, Lim said plantation, oil and gas, banks and construction stocks would benefit from it.

“Our view of the plantation stock is positive going forward due to lower production based on the weather factor and also the government’s effort to raise the awareness of palm oil,” Lim said. – Bernama

(source: Business Times)

(It is also a positive outlook for Malaysian market in 2010, it is the right time to invest via Islamic unit trust funds on offer, contact 019-985 5546 for details)

China stocks to rally in 2010, Greenwoods says

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Written by Leslie Tan, The Edge Malaysia

SINGAPORE: Chinese shares may rise as much as 35% next year as the yuan strengthens and earnings growth accelerates, according to Greenwoods Asset Management, manager of this year’s best-performing Chinese long-short equity fund.
The gains by A shares denominated in yuan in Shanghai and Shenzhen will probably exceed a forecast increase of as much as 30% for mainland companies’ H shares traded in Hong Kong, said Greenwoods’ Hong Kong office head Joseph Zeng.
China shares will extend gains as they have yet to enter a speculative “bubble”, and now trade at about 24 times estimated earnings, below the 10-year average of 35 times, Zeng said. China will probably yield to pressure from trading partners by allowing the yuan to appreciate by between 4% and 6% by end-2010, easing imbalances that worsened the global economic crisis, he said.

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