Sohar Islamic - Bank Sohar’s Islamic Banking window, recently sponsored Izki Cultural Gathering that saw a wide range of activities across Wilayat Izki, highlighting its rich culture and heritage. The cultural gathering ran from 12 April with an opening ceremony held at Sultan Qaboos University under the auspices of H.E. Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al Rawas, Advisor to His Majesty the Sultan for Cultural Affairs, till 20 of April with a closing ceremony held in Izki under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Khalid bin Omar Al-Marhoon, Minister of Civil Service.
Over the course of a week, the gathering hosted a wide range of cultural activities including lectures, exhibitions, competitions in poetry, painting, Quran recitation, and symposiums for students. It also highlighted the cultural efforts of local people toward social cohesion, gathering all segments of society to share and celebrate their rich heritage and promote intellectual engagement with one another. Representing Bank Sohar at the closing event, Mr. Fahad Akbar Al Zadjali, Head of Retail and Branches at Sohar Islamic received a token of appreciation form the organising committee, thanking the Bank for extending its sponsorship and support.
Commenting on the Bank’s sponsorship, Mr. Salim Khamis Al Maskry, DGM & Head of Sohar Islamic, said, “Sohar Islamic is dedicated to active community engagements that promote and preserve traditional Omani values, as well as that of our wider and shared heritage. Our support of the cultural festival in Wilayat Izki was as much a celebration of local culture as it was a social investment under our ever-extending CSR initiatives. Our sincere thanks to all attending and participating in the plethora of festivities taking place. The closer the Bank is to the community and customers, the closer it is to achieving true banking excellence.”
Launched in 2013, Sohar Islamic provides a comprehensive range of banking solutions that cover a wide array of retail and corporate financing needs. These include SME Banking, personal finance, auto finance, term deposits, savings accounts, current accounts and construction and housing finance for the Bank's retail customers. For its corporate clients, Sohar Islamic offers asset finance, working capital finance, trade finance, treasury and investment products. All products and services offered by Sohar Islamic adhere to the highest level of Shari’ah compliance and are specifically designed to meet certain key criteria including a complete segregation of funds, stand alone and independent branches, separate sales staff, a strong Shari’ah Supervisory Board and Shari’ah Audit and Compliance unit, committed management, and the application of the world’s best Islamic banking software. Sohar Islamic assures compliance with the standards of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI).
For more information regarding Sohar Islamic, please visit any of our branches located in Muscat (Al Khoudh & Al Ghubra), Sohar (Falaj Al Qabail), Nizwa (Firq),Salalah (Saada) and Barka. Alternatively, customers can also call 24730000, or visit www.soharislamic.net.