DefinitionFrom Wikipedia Majlis (also spelled Majalis or Mejlis, Arabic: مجلس), is an Arabic term meaning "a place of sitting" used to describe various types of special gatherings among common interest groups be it administrative, social or religious in countries with linguistic or cultural connections to Islamic countries. Examples include legislative assemblies, private homes used to entertain guests and remembrance of Husaynibn Ali. Also it is the equivalent of the term legislature in some Islamic-culture states. It shares its root with the verb meaning 'to sit,' جلس jalasa (cf. British English 'sitting room)
The Majlis is a platform of government and/or communications between leaders and subjects
Platform of Government/ Communications The “Majlis” has always been a platform of government and political communication in the Arab history, where the chief of the tribe opens his house and makes himself accessible to any and every one of his subjects who wish to come and talk to him directly with their complaints, disputes and issues, and he acts as a judge, governor or army commander.
The Tradition Continues In modern Saudi Arabia this tradition continues as a daily practice and obligation for the king, the regional governors and the ministers. The “Majlis” has become one of the government institutions, regardless of the fact that the name was given to other political bodies such as the Council of Ministers and al Shoura Council.
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