Azzad representative to speak on Islamic finance at Johns Hopkins University Event to focus on Islamic contribution to socially responsible investing

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, February 25th, Azzad Asset Management Investment Communications Director Joshua Brockwell will present at a panel on Islamic finance and socially responsible investing at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). The event, sponsored by the DC Interfaith Network and the SAIS Student Middle East and North Africa Club at Johns Hopkins University, aims to demystify Islamic finance and investing.

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Mr. Brockwell's remarks will focus on how values-conscious investors can remain committed to their principles using Islamic alternatives to traditional interest-bearing fixed-income products. The giving and taking of interest is largely recognized as prohibited in Islam.

WHAT: Islamic Finance and Socially Responsible Investing: An Evening of Dialogue and Learning
WHEN: Tuesday, February 25th, 6:00 PM Eastern   
WHERE: Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Rome Building Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

In 2010, Azzad Asset Management launched the Azzad Wise Capital Fund (NASDAQ: WISEX), the Islamic equivalent to a conventional short-term bond fund. The Fund, which invests primarily in Islamic bank deposits and Sukuk, is the first Shari'ah-compliant, socially responsible fixed-income mutual fund in the United States. Azzad is also investment advisor to the Azzad Ethical Fund (NASDAQ: ADJEX), a mid-cap growth equity fund that, like the Azzad Wise Capital Fund, invests according to the firm's halal investment criteria.

Azzad Asset Management, advisor to the Azzad Funds and sponsor of the Ethical Wrap Program, has been committed since 1997 to providing investment services designed to help clients enjoy optimum performance without compromising their values. The firm, based outside Washington, DC, is a registered investment advisor with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Please consider a Fund's objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before you invest. The prospectus contains this and other important information. For a hard copy, please call 1-888-350-3369. Read the prospectus carefully before investing or sending money. The Azzad Funds are self-distributed. Azzad Asset Management serves as the investment advisor.

CONTACT: Investment Communications Director, Joshua Brockwell, 703-207-7005, ext. 109, joshua@azzad.net; Chief Compliance Officer, Manal Fouz, 703-207-7005, ext. 115, manal@azzad.net.

SOURCE Azzad Asset Management



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