Muscat, The Heads of GCC Zakat Departments
held their 14th meeting today.
The meeting, hosted by the Sultanate, represented by the
Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs, was chaired by Ahmed bin
Saud al-Seyabi, Secretary General at the Office of the Sultanate's
The meeting discussed the draft joint strategic plan for Zakat
Departments among the GCC countries and the draft diploma in the
field of Zakat, which targets those in charge of Zakat systems in the
The meeting also discussed the regulation of the GCC
competition on research, creative and voluntary work in the field of
Zakat. It also discussed the competition on creative works and career
excellence in the field of Zakat.
Ahmed bin Saud al-Seyabi, Secretary General at the Office of
the Sultanate's Grand Mufti stressed in his speech the importance of
joint cooperation and exchange of expertise and ideas that would
strengthen ties among the GCC countries.
Source: Oman News Agency