Meethaq hosted a forum on the ‘Principles of Islamic Economy and Development’ on Sunday, 7 September, at Hilton Salalah Hotel under the auspices of Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed al Khatib, Judge of the Supreme Court in Salalah. Sheikh Dr. Ali Qaradaghi, Chairman of Meethaq Shari’a Supervisory Board, and members of the board addressed the forum attended by dignitaries, senior government and private sector officials and representatives of higher education institutes.
Sulaiman Al Harthy, Group General Manager – Islamic Banking, said, “Meethaq has taken the lead to engage people at all levels in order to familiarize them with the fundamentals of Islamic banking and finance. Against the backdrop of Oman’s strategic development initiatives as part of the economic diversification programme, new possibilities exist for Islamic banking and finance vis-à-vis the investment opportunities in Oman. The high profile seminar addressed by Shari’ah experts reiterates Meethaq’s commitment to develop a robust Islamic banking industry in Oman. Meethaq is well positioned to provide Islamic financial expertise to diverse segments and thereby promote the good of society as a whole.”
Presentations on the role of Islamic banking and finance in developing the economy were made by Sheikh Dr. Ali Qaradaghi, Chairman of Meethaq Shari’ah Supervisory Board, Sheikh Essam Muhammad Ishaq, Sheikh Majid Al Kindi, and Abdulqader Thomas, members of the Shari’ah Supervisory Board. Dr. Saeed Al Muharrami led the discussions as moderator.
Originally published on www.cpifinancial.net