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Live: The launch ceremony of the Holy Quran of Muscat

Date: Monday 12 June 2017
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The launch ceremony of the Holy Quran of Muscat

(Taaruf 2) a social gathering for Introducing Islam to non Muslim

Date: Sunday 04 June 2017
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The Department of Introduction To Islam and Cultural Exchange in Ifta Office in the Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs is pleased to invite you to attend (Taaruf 2) a social gathering for Introducing Islam to non Muslim which will be held in Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre  in Al-Irfan (Hall No. 2) on Friday, 14 Ramadan 1438H, 9 June 2017 from  4.30 Until 9:30 pm
To participate in the event please register through the link: www.mara.gov.om/taaruf
Within a period not exceeding 12 Ramadhan 1438 corresponding to 7/ June / 2017 
 
Notice: The targeted audience are non Muslims.
Important Note: Mwasalat Transport Company will provide two buses for second from Ruwi bus station. The bus is scheduled to leave at 4:00 pm and return at 10 pm
For inquiries please contact the numbers shown below☎:
24644605
24644628
92708354
Be sure to invite non-Muslims; participate in gaining reward.
Announcement of Sighting the new moon of Ramadan 1438 AH

Date: Friday 26 May 2017
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Announcement of Sighting the new moon of Ramadan 1438 AH
 
The Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs launches the project of charitable endowment foundations

Date: Monday 24 April 2017
Hijri Date: CE | 15 Safar 1440 AH


On Monday 10 April 2017 AD, the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs was launched the project of charitable endowment institutions under the care of HE Mr. Hamoud bin Faisal Al Busaidi, Minister of the Interior. The project comes within the framework of an integrated vision as well legal and administrative legislative system resulting from the work of Ministry of Endowments for nearly 20 years, beside a closer look to similar external experiences.

These institutions are like endowment institutions; they are independent urban initiative, the first in its strategic and operational structure of the Islamic world, and allow the real partnership to society in managing and investing endowments under the supervision the ministry.

The project aims to involve the charitable society and its effectiveness through the endowments institutions by providing a new vision for endowments and zakat commensurate with the current time and people`s needs. Also it will provide an innovative idea for charitable institutions to distribute their available resources in order to achieve community development.

A lot of new modern prospects and visions will be opened in the various governorates to people who are supporting the establishment of development endowments projects concerning the fields of endowments and Zakat. As well the project will achieve the operational independence for the endowment institutions apart from centralization and usual routine to the optimal investment of energies and human resources in society in order to support endowments and enhance its contribution, development with thought, experience and money for performing its civilized message.

The project is accompanied by an in progress operational plan to complete it, including the amendment of Endowments Act by adding Chapter 7 concerning the legislation to establish endowments foundations (the project will be legally), issuing the executive regulations of the law of endowments, as well preparing guidance handbook preparation about the establishment of endowment institution, conduct of the administrative proceedings and its requirements such as request application or statute model. It will be working on the preparation of the governance guide related to endowments institutions, its administratively and financially structure contracting with "Deloitte Company", as well as the development of an integrated electronic system characterized by flexibility and accuracy in completing all requirements of charitable society regarding endowments and Zakat to cover all needs of charitable society; the Ministry will supervise and manage these institutions contracting with "Al-Madina Company" for Development and processing. Also it was signed memoranda of understanding with some banking institutions to submit investment offers or banking facilities institutions for establishing endowment institutions and Zakat` accounts.

The Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs hopes that all society members interacts with this strategic project to be a charitable project within an integrated institutional framework for achieving significant benefits inspired by a true partnership between the government and citizens, and hopes to record national initiatives to establish public or private endowments institutions working to achieve strategic objectives and meet the aspirations of the society and its institutions, which are established by good people in all various states of the Sultanate. These endowments institutions will provide promising investment opportunities to return again in the form of profits and fill all their needs and expenditure.

The Ministry also hopes that the project with its fixed assets will benefit all various sectors across the system of these institutions by converting the idea of direct spending to sustainable development sources in order to cover all their expenditure` needs and achieve their objectives; as well the system will turn from individual administration method through agents to an integrated institutional work to be a part of promising endowment institutions.

The Ministry seeks to achieve the project` vision by forming models of public or private creative endowment institutions in order to be an integrated qualitative product presented as an Omani civilized project benefiting the regional and international environment in the field of endowments administration.

The Ministry has worked to complete a quality system that meets the needs of this development vital project by signing a number of agreements with international and domestic companies specialized in various fields in order to make charitable endowments institutions as a fact benefiting this good country and providing charitable effects to serve humanity as a whole.

To achieve the strategic objectives of the charitable endowment project, the Ministry has adopted two types of institutions; Private Endowment Institution which requires as a minimum 100,000 OMR ("cash or in kind") to be established, a board of 5 members at least authorized to manage, invest and spend its funds of five persons, a statute that sets its objectives and management mechanisms and determines the permanent headquarters of the institution, also must has an accounting office to audit its accounts and funds movements.

The inauguration ceremony included speeches by the project` participants followed by the signing of decrees by HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Salmi, Minister of Endowments and Religious Affairs for establishing endowments institutions.

The Declaration of Hajj Company Registration

Date: Saturday 15 April 2017
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The Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs announces to all citizens and residents wishing to practice Hajj rituals for the year 1438 AH that the registration is opened via the electronic system for all pilgrims of Oman at the following link (hajj.om) during the period from Monday, 12 Rajab to Saturday, 24 Rajab 1438 AH corresponding to 10- 22 April 2017 under the regulations and requirements contained in this declaration:

First: The Registration Mechanism::

  1. 1- The registration must be performed directly via the following link (hajj.om) during the period specified above. The system provides three ways to register directly (registration by entering the civil number manually or reading the identification card with pki (the electronic authentication system) by the card reader or entering the Mobile` number if the mobile SIM card supported by "pki".
  2. The Additional registration sites: the departments and offices of endowments and religious affairs in the provinces and states or the offices of "Sanad Centers" in all governorates of the Sultanate.
  3. 3- Mahram, the person who accompanied the woman or man will be selected from the list previously registered in the system according to the controls.
  4. The registration will need the civil ID number on condition that it is valid for a period of at least 10 months; as well the applicant must have valid passport for a period of at least 10 months.
  5. The applicant must record his/her personal mobile number during the registration process to receive any text messages from the system, which is a way of communication for getting any actions or reports and the consequences thereof.
  6. All applicants in the pilgrimage season 1437 AH who have not been accepted must renew their application if they have a desire to practice Hajj this season 1438 AH.

 

Second: The Regulations and Requirements of Registration:

  1. 1- The applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. The applicant must choose the type of Hajj identified in the system consistently the reality.
  3. The applicant must attach the documents required to prove the will of Hajj in the system on condition that it is be certified by the competent authorities, "the Hajj` will approved by the judge, the writer of justice, or any will ratified by the judge or the writer of justice". The date of will` writing must be determined in the document by the applicant plus his/her civil number.
  4. The applicant must note his/her last year of practicing the rituals of volunteering Hajj.
  5. The applicant must read the terms and conditions before confirming the registration process in the system and bear the legal consequences of any violation occurred after approval.
  6. Any application submitted outside the electronic registration system and delivered after the specified period will not be accepted except what`s advertised in the domestic newspapers by the Ministry.
  7. The registration process isn`t considered as a promise of final approval until the completion of registration process, sorting the eligibility priorities, determining the eligible people to the opportunities and informing them officially under the scheduled of the system by the ministry.

 

Third: Entitlement Granting Regulations:

  1. Entitlement opportunities are granted automatically after confirmation the accuracy of data within the number allocated to the Sultanate` pilgrims by the competent authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; the applicant will be notified by a text message via the system.
  2. The Ministry has the right to cancel the opportunity if it proves that the applicant` data is incorrect.
  3. If the beneficiary apologizes getting the opportunity, he has no right to grant it to other persons, but is directly granted by the system to the next beneficiary in the sorting process.
  4. The beneficiary must commit to the opportunity by selecting a Hajj Company and health institution specified in the system within the identified period, so that the choice will be made by beneficiary, his/her direct acquaintance or his/her authorized person; the opportunity will automatically miss after the specified period.
  5. Selection of the Hajj Company from the system is considered an obligation by the beneficiary with the consequent financial consequences; the choice of beneficiary is also considered an approval for contracting with the Hajj Company via the electronic system binding the two parties to the competent authorities.

Any request submitted prior to this declaration, after the specified period or not attached with annexes required above will not be hold

God grants success

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