By: Walid Afifi

MUSCAT: Celebrating the enduring legacy of Muslim Civilisation, Bank Sohar issued their 2015 calendar under the theme ‘Discover the Discoveries’ in association with 1001 Inventions – a leading and award-winning international science and cultural heritage organisation.

As a part of its efforts towards promoting local traditions and cultures as well as educating its customers on the important contributions of the historic Muslim Civilisation to modern society, each of the 12 months of the Bank Sohar 2015 Calendar discusses the achievements of stalwarts from ancient Islamic civilisations, who had made breakthroughs that have left their mark on our world.

Highlighting the significance of the new calendar, Munira Abdulnabi Macki, the DGM of human resource and corporate support noted, “During its Golden Ages, the Muslim Civilisation stretched from Spain to China. During this time scholars and inventors built on the knowledge from ancient civilisations, making breakthroughs that have shaped the world we enjoy today.”

She added, “Unfortunately, inventions are most noticeable only when we can physically see the historical changes they cause. It is because of this limited perception that today we might not appreciate the work of these 7th century inventors on a daily basis. With this calendar, we at Bank Sohar, want to provide our customers with a snapshot of the world during this Golden Age and spread awareness on the significant contributions of our ancestors to modern society, giving due credit to these innovative minds.”

With each passing year Bank Sohar, as a part of its CSR initiative, refreshes the design and theme of its calendar with the aim of spreading awareness and knowledge on key topics that can make meaningful contributions to the lives of its customers and society as well. The 2015 version of Bank Sohar calendar takes readers on a journey to the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation where, from the seventh century onwards, scholars from different cultures and faiths built on ancient knowledge to make breakthroughs that had a positive impact on our lives today.

From marvellous machines and medical developments, to ingenious mathematical accomplishments and astronomical observations, it gives readers a tour of its most innovative discoveries, exploring a shared heritage in which we all can take pride.