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Meethaq and Dar Al Atta join hands to support education in rural areas

MUSCAT, 18 June 2016 – Meethaq, the pioneer of Islamic banking in Oman from Bank Muscat, as part of a corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative coinciding with the Holy Month of Ramadhan, has joined hands with leading charity organisation Dar Al Atta to place donation boxes across the Sultanate to mobilise educational support for rural communities.

The donation boxes are placed in key locations, including Bank Muscat head office, Ghubra Meetha branch, Muscat Grand Mall, Salalah Garden Mall, Sohar Safeer Mall, Barka Mall and Nizwa Mall. The objective of the campaign is to mobilise donations from citizens and residents to build pre-primary classrooms in rural areas. 

Sulaiman Al Harthy, Deputy Chief Executive Officer - Islamic Banking, said: “Coinciding with the Holy Month of Ramadhan, Meethaq is happy to join hands with Dar Al Atta to launch the charity drive in support of rural communities and thereby contribute to the Sultanate’s development goals. The donation campaign is aimed at uniting the nation to promote educational avenues for rural communities across the Sultanate.”

Al Harthy added: “Meethaq is well positioned to provide Islamic financial guidance to diverse segments and thereby promote the good of society as a whole. Meethaq calls upon all citizens and residents to support the great cause in service to the nation and the people of Oman.” 

Meethaq is the leading Islamic financial services provider in the Sultanate with many achievements contributing to the growth and development of the economy. Meethaq extends support to all key economic sectors in the Sultanate and strives to fulfill the needs of customers with innovative Shari’a based products.

Meethaq is focused on developing as a benchmark Islamic financial institution in Oman and the region. Meethaq offers a full suite of Islamic banking products and services, including savings account, current account, home finance, auto finance, credit card, mobile banking and internet banking. Presently, Meethaq has 18 branches across the Sultanate and plans to expand the network as well as launch new products and services to complement the unique Islamic banking experience. The bank has invested in staff, systems and controls to ensure the service is delivered in a professional, segregated and fully Shari’a compliant manner. 

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.