Royal Decree

Royal Decree 28/2024 Establishing the Omani Waqf Establishment and Promulgating Its System

2024/28 28/2024


We, Haitham bin Tarik, the Sultan of Oman

after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State,

Royal Decree 6/99 Determining the Competences of the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs and Adopting Its Organisational Structure,

the Law of Awqaf promulgated by Royal Decree 65/2000,

and the System of the Administrative Apparatus of the State promulgated by Royal Decree 75/2020,

and in pursuance of public interest,

have decreed as follows

Article I

A public establishment named the “Omani Waqf Establishment” is hereby established. It has legal personality, enjoys financial and administrative independence, is subordinate to the Minister of Endowments and Religious Affairs, and is governed by the provisions of the attached system.

Article II

The headquarters of the Omani Waqf Establishment must be in the Governorate of Muscat, and it is permitted to establish branches of it in other governorates by a decision by the Board of Directors of the Omani Waqf Establishment.

Article III

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Omani Waqf Establishment shall issue the necessary regulations and decisions to implement the provisions of this decree and the attached system.

Article IV

All that is contrary to this decree and the attached system, or in conflict with their provisions, is hereby repealed.

Article V

This decree must be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the date of its issuance.

Issued on: 5 Dhu Al-Hijja 1445
Corresponding to: 12 June 2024

Haitham bin Tarik
Sultan of Oman

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