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  1. shuranoun

    A body that provides counsel to a leader


  1. Shura

    Shura (Arabic: شُورَىٰ, romanized: shūrā, lit. 'consultation') can for example take the form of a council or a referendum. The Quran encourages Muslims to decide their affairs in consultation with each other. Shura is mentioned as a praiseworthy activity often used in organizing the affairs of a mosque, Islamic organizations, and is a common term involved in naming parliaments. In the 21st century, some emerging scholars are now advocating the infusion of Shura with digital technology as a means to enhance participatory governance or E-Governance among Muslims for state- and community-building purposes.


  1. Shura

    Shura is an Arabic word for "consultation". The Quran and Muhammad encourage Muslims to decide their affairs in consultation with those who will be affected by that decision. Shura is mentioned three times in the Quran as a praiseworthy activity, and is a word often used in organizing the affairs of a masjid, and an Islamic organization, and in parliaments on democratic votes.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SHURA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Shura is ranked #104602 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Shura surname appeared 171 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Shura.

    73.1% or 125 total occurrences were White.
    14.6% or 25 total occurrences were Asian.
    8.1% or 14 total occurrences were Black.
    3.5% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Ashur

  2. surah

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shura in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shura in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of shura in a Sentence

  1. Mohamed Bakeer:

    75 per cent to 80 per cent of Benghazi is under control of Majlis Shura, the daily life of our fighters is great. They have high morale and their main goal now is to end Haftar's coup.

  2. Zabihullah Mujahid:

    He has been appointed emir by the shura, so there is no way he will step down on demands of these people.

  3. Wafa Hefny:

    There are two things we insist on... On the level of the organization, we want to be represented strongly in the shura and the Guidance Bureau.

  4. The Taliban official spokesman:

    Mullah Mansour and his associates promised them that only the Shura (leadership council) would have the power to make decisions, rather than individuals, we intend to protect and keep this movement united.

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