Continuing the winning journey

At Sohar Islamic we understand your values and embark on every new journey with you equipped with extensive Islamic banking experience to provide you with world-class banking services that bring you closer to more wins, without compromising on your values.

We bring you Sharia compliant products and services within the areas of:

Retail Banking

Corporate Banking

Treasury

Trade Finance

Sohar Islamic with complete segregation of operations from its conventional banking adheres to the highest level of Sharia compliance by meeting certain key conditions including: complete segregation of funds; existence of an eminent Sharia Supervisory Board; committed management; the world’s best Islamic banking software; stand alone Sohar Islamic branches and compliance with the standards of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI)

Sheikh Al-Mu’tasim Said Al Maawali

Chairman

Sheikh Al-Mu’tasim Said Al Maawali

Chairman

Al-Mu’tasim Said Al-Maawali is a religious supervisor working for The Omani Studies Centre at Sultan Qaboos University. He holds an MA degree in Islamic Studies from the University of Birmingham, 2016. Al-Mu’tasim authored a seven-volume series in Islamic Jurisprudence called al-Mu‘tamad, including the sixth volume in Islamic Financial Transactions, and the seventh in Islamic Banking. In 2016, he published his English book Articles on Ibāḍī Studies. In February 2017, he published his translation of the first volume ‘The Reliable Jurisprudence of Prayer’ from Arabic into English. In 2019, he also translated ‘Christians in Oman’ from English into Arabic. Al-Mu’tasim presented some academic papers at some international conferences in Islamic Studies, including TIMES 2017 at Birmingham University and BRISMES 2018 at King’s College London, and BRISMES 2019 at the University of Leeds.

Sheikh Nasser Yousuf Al Azri

Deputy Chairman

Sheikh Nasser Yousuf Al Azri

Deputy Chairman

Sheikh Nasser is working as the secretary to the Grand Mufti of the Sultanate of Oman in the Fatwa Section at the Grand Mufti's Office. He is also an active member of several committees at the Ministry responsible for Mosques, Zakat, Hajj, Publications and Book Revision. Prior to his current capacity, Sheikh Al Azri held a number of prestigious positions including Judge Assistant at the Ministry of Justice and a Researcher for Islamic affairs in fatwa’s at the Ministry of endowments and Religious Affairs.

Sheikh Al Azri has extensive knowledge and expertise in Islamic and judiciary laws. He has also authored several papers and research studies, and attended prominent Islamic conferences such as those held by the International Islamic Fiqh Academy. He received a High Diploma degree in Jurisprudence from the Institute of Shari'a Sciences in Oman.

Dr. Muhammad Abdul Rahim Sultan Al Olama

Member

Dr. Muhammad Abdul Rahim Sultan Al Olama

Member

Dr. Muhammad Abdul Rahim Sultan Al Olama was a Professor of Jurisprudence and its Fundamentals at the College of Law at United Arab Emirates University in Al Ain , in addition he is a certified expert in Shariah-compliant financial affairs. He chairs the Sharia committee of Zakat Fund in the United Arab Emirates. He has published books and articles on various jurisprudential topics, especially Islamic banking transactions in their contemporary form. He has also presented a series of research papers in various international forums and conferences related to this field.
His Eminence is a member of Sharia Supervisory Boards of Islamic financial institutions and Takaful companies including: Dubai Islamic Bank, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
Emirates Islamic Bank, Noor Takaful & Mawarid Fiance Company.
He holds a PhD in Comparative Islamic Jurisprudence from Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Sheikh Fahad Mohamed Hilal Al Khalili

Member

Sheikh Fahad Mohamed Hilal Al Khalili

Member

Sheikh Fahd Al-Khalili is the founder and chairman of Bayan Investment Company, and he is a Board Member of Oman Fisheries Company, Al Muzn Mall and Al Kawthar Fund.

Sheikh Fahd previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Oman Aviation Group and the Oman National Investments Company.

Sheikh Fahad held the position of Deputy General Manager for Investment Banking at Al-Madina Investment Company. He also worked in the Treasury and Investment Department at the Central Bank of Oman after graduating from Atlantic University in the United States of America and obtaining a master’s degree in financial management.