Product Reviews

The Ultimate Ranking of All Halal ETFs

What I think of Wahed Invest’s Robo Advisory Service

In this article we covered
– How Wahed’s Robo advisory works
– Missing information in Wahed’s performance display
– Are Wahed’s Global Equities halal?
– Are Wahed’s Emerging Market Equities halal?
– Are Wahed’s Sukuk halal?
– Are Wahed’s Real Estate Investment Trusts halal?
– Wahed’s fees and how they compare to other Robo-advisors.

Amana vs. Sharia Portfolio vs. Wahed Invest: Which is better?

Some funds cater specifically to Muslim investors. Three of the largest of these funds are:
Sharia Portfolio’s (SPUS)
Wahed Invest’s (HLAL)
Amana’s (AMAGX)
This article compares these funds using the following criteria:
Their process for screening for Halal stocks
The comfort level that Practical Islamic Finance has in their top 10 holdings, and
The historical performances of each fund

REITs: Halal or Haram?

This article examines the different types of REITs (mortgage and equity) and analyzes their level of reliance on interest in order to figure out whether these REITs are halal or haram to investment in.

Amana Trust Growth Fund (AMAGX) Review

This video reviews The Amana Trust Growth Fund (AMAGX). I look at the expense ratio of the fund, their holdings, the halalness of their holdings and compare its performance with the performances of Wahed Invest HLAL ETF and Sharia Portfolio’s SPUS ETF.


SPUS is another ETF that claims to track only halal stocks. Specifically it tracks an index called the Sharia Industry Exclusions Index. This article analyzes this ETF and its holdings.

Review of Wahed’s HLAL ETF

For Muslim investors concerned with only investing in halal stocks, indexes have emerged that claim to only track halal stocks and in turn ETFs have emerged that track these indexes.
This article reviews one of these ETFs, ticker symbol HLAL

Is CFD Trading Halal or Haram?

Are CFDs Halal? is it permissible in Islam to write CFD contracts or to buy them? Are they a form of prohibited Maysir (gambling)? This article attempts to answer these questions.