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Majlis Meethaq forum hosts ex SAI president

MUSCAT, 19 April 2015 - Meethaq, the pioneer of Islamic banking in Oman from Bank Muscat, hosted the second Majlis Meethaq evening, a unique social forum aimed at facilitating interaction with prominent personalities sharing inspirational aspects of their life and career as well as views and perspective on economy and important social and cultural issues. Sayyid Abdullah bin Hamad bin Saif Al Busaidi, former President of State Audit Institution, addressed the gathering at Bank Muscat head office. Dignitaries present on the occasion included H.E. Dr. Abdulmunim bin Mansour Al Hasani, Minister of Information.  

Highlighting the Renaissance achievements of the Sultanate, Al Busaidi recalled the various responsibilities handled by him as former Minister of Housing and former ambassador to different countries. He noted that life was challenging in the early 70s but the inspiration provided by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos helped citizens to take up their responsibilities seriously. Al Busaidi added that the support from his father played a crucial role in shaping his character and personality.

Majlis Meethaq is a monthly gathering in which a well- known economic, social, religious or cultural persona having influence on Omani society from the Sultanate or abroad is hosted. The interaction between the guest and the audience is aimed at focusing on aspects of the presenter's personal life, success in career and views on issues facing the country and community.

Sulaiman Al Harthy, Group General Manager – Islamic Banking, said: “Meethaq is proud to introduce the Majlis forum aimed at presenting successful role models to community and highlighting their achievements to motivate and inspire citizens, especially youth, to attain success in life. We thank Sayyid Abdullah bin Hamad bin Saif Al Busaidi for addressing the session and enlightening the audience on opportunities and challenges he faced in making crucial decisions in life which led to success. Meethaq, as part of its social development commitment, aims to develop the Majlis forum as an ideal platform to interact with prominent personalities and learn from their experiences in achieving success in life."

Majlis Meethaq will be held every month in which a well- known economic, social, religious or cultural persona having influence on Omani society from the Sultanate or abroad will be hosted. The interaction between the guest and the audience will primarily focus on aspects of the presenter's personal life, success in career and views on important issues facing the country and community.

Al Harthy added: “Meethaq is focused on developing as a benchmark Islamic financial institution on both the local and regional levels. Within just two years of operations, Meethaq has attained the leading position in the Islamic banking industry in Oman in terms of financing receivables, branch network, products and services, IT infrastructure and human resources development. Meethaq not only provides benchmark Islamic financial solutions but also plays a key role in raising awareness and educating people on key aspects of Islamic banking and finance."

As the pioneer of Islamic banking in Oman, Meethaq has adopted the best practices in Islamic banking and finance worldwide to combine a robust model which protects customers and complements the Islamic banking industry. Every Meethaq product goes through the process of Shari'a compliance certification by the Shari'a Supervisory Board and is created in line with the guidelines of the Central Bank of Oman.