Consultation, especially as a principle of governance.
An advisory council or assembly.
Origin of shura
Arabic šūrāconsultationfromšāwarato consultśwr in Semitic roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Shura Sentence Examples
Wellhausen, in his excellent book Das arabische Reich and sein Stiirz, has made it very probable that the decision of the umpires was that the choice of Ali as caliph should be cancelled, and that the task of nominating a successor to Othman should be referred to the council of notable men (shura), as representing the whole community.
Hitherto Ibn Zobair had confined himself to an appeal to the Moslems to renounce Yazid and to have a caliph elected by the council (shura) of the principal leading men.
" recitation," " reading," or, better still, is the equivalent of Aramaic geryana " lectionary "; or kitab, " writing "; or sura, which is perhaps the late-Hebrew shura,.