shura

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From Arabic شورى ‎(consultation)

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shura ‎(plural shuras)

  1. (Islam) A body that provides counsel to a leader
    • 2007 January 5, Carlotta Gall, “Taliban Leader Promises More Afghan War”, in New York Times[1]:
      “The leadership, resistance and shura are all based here in Afghanistan.”
    • 2009 March 11, Carlotta Gall, “As U.S. Weighs Taliban Negotiations, Afghans Are Already Talking”, in New York Times[2]:
      [] Mullah Bradar [] is said to reside in the Pakistan port city of Karachi, where many members of the Quetta shura have taken refuge, according to Afghan officials.

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