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  Majlis of Iran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Majlis of Iran (Persian:مجلس, originally an Arabic word for "assembly"), is a legislative body of Iran.
Before the Islamic Revolution it Majlis was also the name of the lower house of the Iranian Legislature from 1906 to 1979, the upper house being the Senate.
Even though the Majlis has been known to voice opposition to both the Pahlavis and Islamic Republic policies, its power is not as great as that of the legislative bodies in the United States.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Majlis_of_Iran   (594 words)

 Reforming The Majlis - Iraq's National Assembly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Saddam used, abused, distorted and usurped the legislative functions of the Majlis, since it was founded under the Constitution of 1970: but he did not disband it.
Those numbers indicate that, even with Saddam's distortions, the Majlis represented a practical political means to provide representation at the national level from all areas of Iraq and from all political, ethnic or religious factions.
Although the Majlis electoral system has not been exercised since 1989, it could be re-launched with appropriate alignment of seat allocations to fit current population demographics.
www.rense.com /general37/REFORM.HTM   (2117 words)

 Majlis al-Shoura Law - The Saudi Arabian Information Resource
The Majlis Al-Shoura shall be established on the Qur'anic injunction calling on Muslims to hold fast by the Rope of God, and on strict adherence to the sources of Islamic Legislation.
The Members of the Majlis shall be keen to uphold the general good and to preserve the unity of the community as well as the entity of the State and the interests of the Nation.
The Chairman of the Majlis shall submit to the Prime Minister a request to call any government official to attend the Majlis sessions, while the Majlis is discussing matters within the area of competence of this official who shall have the right to take part in the discussions but not the right to vote.
www.saudinf.com /main/c520.htm   (1093 words)

 Majlis al Jin: Nov 1994 & June 2001
Majlis Al Jinn is one of several sink holes at 1200-1400 meters altitude in the Jebel Bani Jaber mountains between wadis Shab and Nam in Oman.
Majlis Al Jinn itself was discovered in 1983 by Don Davidson, a geologist who was for fifteen years on the payroll of the Omani government for work entailing tasks as onerous as hiking, exploring, and abseiling.
Majlis Al Jinn itself was mentioned in a recent issue of Oman Today, but because the article failed to give instructions on how to find it, few who come this far reach that particular spot.
www.geocities.com /vance_stevens/majlisal.htm   (4244 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Majlis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The National Assembly of Kuwait, known as the Majlis Al-Umma, is the parliament of Kuwait.
The Majlis of Iran or Iranian Parliament (locally referred to as the Majlis) (Persian:مجلس, originally an Arabic word for "parliament"), was the lower house of the Iranian Legislature from 1906 to 1979, the upper house being the Senate.
Noteworthy bills passed by the Majlis under the Pahlavis include the Oil Nationalization Bill (March 15, 1951) and the Family Protection Law (1967), which gave women many basic rights such as custody of children in case of divorce.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Majlis   (650 words)

 Majlis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Majlis is an Arabic term used to describe various types of formal legislative assemblies in countries with linguistic or cultural connections to Islamic countries.
The Parliament of Pakistan is known as the Majlis-e-Shoora
Also, Majlis is an Arabic term for a room in a private home used to entertain family and guests.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Majlis   (130 words)

 Title: Majlis (Book)
At any rate, al-Shahrastânî's Majlis, as well as his Qur’ân commentary, the Mafâtîh al-asrâr, and his Kitâb al-Musâra‘a in which he refutes Avicenna's metaphysics on the basis of Ismâ‘îlî views and arguments, clearly reflect Ismâ‘îlî perspectives.
The Majlis, on the two worlds of order (amr) and creation (khalq), was originally delivered as a sermon around the year 540/1145 to a Twelver Shî‘i audience in Khwârazm.
A closer study of the Majlis and other Ismâ‘îlî-inspired works of al-Shahrastânî will be invaluable not only for appreciating the complex religious thought of this scholar and his intellectual heritage, but also for a better understanding of the doctrines of the Nizârî Ismâ‘îlîs of the Alamût period whose literature has perished almost completely.
www.csulb.edu /~dsteiger/majlis_FD.htm   (787 words)

 Iran News - Majlis approves urgency of bill on a referendum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Tehran, March 2 - The Majlis on Sunday approved the urgency of a bill to clarify the proceedings for requests to hold a referendum, IRNA reported.
The single urgency bill had been prepared by 25 deputies who maintained that Majlis bylaws are ambiguous on requests by parliamentarians or the president to hold a referendum, as is highlighted by Article 59 of the Constitution.
The note 1 of the article requires that the request for holding a referendum be submitted to the Majlis by the president or at least 100 Majlis deputies, and that any proceedings into the request be held in a single round of debates.
iranmania.com /News/ArticleView/Default.asp?NewsCode=14523&...+Affairs   (510 words)

 Iran’s Prospects Under the 7th Majlis
Majlis, including the Speaker who were allowed to run, and chose not to boycott the elections, failed to receive enough votes in the Tehran precinct.
Because the Majlis is traditionally subservient to the regime’s top leadership in foreign affairs, the new legislature should not be expected to undertake any initiatives in Iran’s relations with the outside world.
Majlis now out of the loop, and with looming budget deficits in the midst of record high oil prices, the new legislature may prove more amenable to this venture.
www.mees.com /postedarticles/oped/a47n17d01.htm   (2915 words)

 Iran - MSN Encarta
Meanwhile, elections in October 1981 brought Seyed Ali Khamenei, one of the founders of the IRP and a member of the Majlis, to power as president.
The Majlis often has opposed such government policies, either out of a conviction that the plans ignored the lower classes or out of a desire to promote the interests of private business.
Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who had been speaker of the Majlis from 1980 to 1989, won the 1989 presidential election and was reelected in 1993.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761567300_13/Iran.html   (3007 words)

 sultanmuzaffar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Melihatkan mereka ternanti-nanti giliran mereka pada penghujung majlis setelah selesai para peminat mendapatkan peluang tersebut agak sedikit mengecewakan.
Majlis persegaran yang disediakan mujur tidak sama dengan orang-orang kampung yang datang berdoyon-doyon satu bas.
Majlis lebih dapat dikawal dengan baik oleh para AJK.
sultanmuzaffar.blogdrive.com /archive/cm-11_cy-2004_m-12_d-12_y-2004_o-0.html   (5848 words)

 Ahmadinejad Threatens Majlis (Rooz)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This new round of confrontation, now with the Majlis, is taking place while the president’s portrait is displayed at every demonstration in front of Tehran’s foreign embassies and, in the words of political observers, while the president is engaged in showmanship, rather than attending to real issues of the country and the people.
One Majlis deputy told Rooz, on condition of anonymity, that the president seems to be moving in the direction of discrediting the Majlis in the eyes of the public.
One of the Majlis deputies complained that the Department of Education had seen some eleven Ministers and some 43 deputies, most of whom were from the right-wing circles who comprised a good pool to choose the new minister from, which Ahmadinejad has chosen to ignore.
roozonline.com /11english/011549.shtml   (1321 words)

 Rights and Duties of Majlis Members - The Saudi Arabian Information Resource
Membership in the Majlis shall be established from the date of commencement of term as stated in article 13 of the Law of the Majlis.
His Majlis membership term shall be added to his former period of service for the purpose of determining such matters as the regular bonus, promotion and retirement benefits to which he is entitled.
The member shall not be allowed to leave Majlis or committee meetings prior to their adjournment except upon permission by the Chairman of the Majlis or the head of the committee, as the case may be.
www.saudinf.com /main/c5247.htm   (504 words)

 Majlis approves to halt debate on amendments to electoral law
The GC last week rejected 55 among over 100 hopefuls for the Majlis by-election in the Golestan province for seven seats vacated after the death of MPs from the province during a Yak-40 plane crash in May along with then transport minister Rahman Dadman.
The Majlis accordingly threw in several urgent motions to adopt amendments to the electoral law thus restricting GC's control on rejecting hopefuls, but were all returned to Majlis by the council.
An impasse between Majlis and the GC was left Thursday to the arbitration of the Expediency Council to rule on the disqualifications.
www.payvand.com /news/01/nov/1079.html   (716 words)

 Iran - Reformist Newspapers - Majlis - Elections - Worldpress.org
A group of members of the Majlis [legislative assembly] who have in the preceding weeks resorted to a joint protest in the Majlis, have written a letter to the honorable leader [Khamenei] articulating their opposition to recent developments and, in particular, the disqualification of many candidates from standing in the elections.
But the conduct of the elections for the seventh Majlis and the crisis of the widespread and unconstitutional disqualifications have become one of the factors of the decrease of popular participation in the public arena.
In the elections for the sixth Majlis, an agreement on this matter was reached between the Council of Guardians and the Ministry of the Interior.
www.worldpress.org /print_article.cfm?article_id=1936&dont=yes   (1270 words)

 Iran News - Iran's Majlis prepares bill on procedures for a referendum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Persian-language daily `Hamshahri' reported that the deputies had stressed in an introductory note to the bill that Majlis bylaws are ambiguous on requests by parliamentarians or the president to hold a referendum, as is highlighted by Article 59 of the Constitution.
The Hamshahri wrote that the bill which comprises an article and five notes is meant to amend the Majlis bylaws, and to clarify the systems to handle requests for referendums.
Under the proposed article, Majlis would elect a special committee comprising 15 deputies to study the request and report the outcomes to the Majlis.
iranmania.com /News/ArticleView/Default.asp?NewsCode=14447&...+Affairs   (512 words)

 Iran the Majlis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Constitution permits the Majlis to draft its own regulations pertaining to the election of a speaker and other officers, the formation of committees, and the holding of hearings.
The Majlis not only has the responsibility of approving the prime minister and cabinet members but also has the right to question any individual minister or anyone from the government as a whole about policies.
Article 69 stipulates that Majlis sessions be open to the public, that regular deliberations may be broadcast over radio and television, and that minutes of all meetings be published.
www.country-studies.com /iran/the-majlis.html   (322 words)

 Bahai News -- BBC - Iran: Friday-prayer leader says US wants control of Middle East energy
He argued that the Majlis and the Guardian Council were not in dispute, adding: "We have never had any dispute with the Islamic Majlis and we shall not have disputes in future either.
He means the Majlis deputies should work together to tackle the problem of unemployment, poverty and many other problems that the cabinet and the Majlis deputies are more aware of than others.
Then the second Majlis deputy Speaker spoke, very eloquently and clearly, and, finally, he summed up his account by saying that the differences between the Majlis and the Guardian Council were of two kinds.
www.uga.edu /bahai/2003/030104-5.html   (2123 words)

 Majlis of iran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
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 [oman-l] Majlis ash-Shura
All Omanis have the right to run as candidates for Majlis membership, provided they are Omani nationals by origin, are born in the wilayat which they choose to represent in the Majlis, are over 30 years of age, have an impeccable character and suitable work experience.
The president of the Majlis is appointed by a royal decree while the two vice-presidents are elected by the members in a secret ballot.
The Majlis has 80 members, including two women who were elected from the Muscat area which was the only constituency in which female candidates were allowed when the last Majlis was elected three years ago.
www.oman.org /pipermail/oman-l/1997-August/000217.html   (918 words)

 Definition of Majlis of Iran
The Majlis (مجلس), which means parliament or assembly in the Arabic language, was the lower house of the Iranian Legislature from 1906 to 1979.
Majlis currently has 290 representatives, changed from the previous 270 seats since the February 18, 2000 election.
A new building was built for the Assmebly near Baharestan Square in central Tehran, near the old Majlis building that was used from 1906 to 1979.
www.wordiq.com /definition/Majlis_of_Iran   (549 words)

 Financial and Staffing Affairs of the Majlis al-Shoura - The Saudi Arabian Information Resource
The Chairman of the Majlis shall prepare the draft of the annual budget of the Majlis and shall present it to the King for approval.
If the amounts allocated in the budget are outstripped by the expenditures of the Majlis, or if an emergency outlay arises which could not have been foreseen while the budget was being prepared, the Chairman shall submit a statement of the needed amounts to the King for possible endorsement.
Without prejudice to the provisions of this by-law, the Majlis financial affairs and accounts shall be organized in accordance with the same rules observed in organizing the accounts of ministries and government services.
www.saudinf.com /MAIN/c5248.htm   (394 words)

 Foreign Policy In Focus | Implications of the Seventh Majlis Elections in Iran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
On February 20th Iran elected its seventh Majlis (parliament) in an election that has been widely criticized by many Iranian and international observers for the heavy-handed manner in which the regime had interfered in the electoral process.
Many conservative Majlis candidates resented the measures taken to assure their victory because it gave the impression that they could not win on their own merits.
While there were student-led demonstrations in the lead-up to the Majlis elections, revolution is not in the air--much to the consternation of many in Washington.
www.fpif.org /fpiftxt/1158   (1574 words)

 Search Results for "Majlis"
A new Majlis, dominated by wealthy landowners, convened in Oct. 1909.
The national assembly (Majlis) never approved it, and in 1921 the government officially repudiated it.
At the behest of Riza Khan the Majlis (parliament) deposed Ahmad Shah, who was away in Europe.
bartleby.com /cgi-bin/texis/webinator/sitesearch?FILTER=&query=Majlis   (280 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
People’s Majlis today decided the terms of reference for its five-Member select committee created last Thursday to investigate how inmates kept in investigation or sentence related confinement have been and continue to be dealt with by detaining authorities.
There was also debate on the matter last Thursday, in the 16th sitting of the Majlis, where two proposals were made.
Majlis will begin its first recess for the year on 1st May. The second session of the Majlis will commence on June 1st.
www.majlis.gov.mv /engnewsdetails.php?engnewsdetails=7   (219 words)

 Iran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Majlis drafts legislation, ratifies international treaties, and approves the national budget.
All Majlis candidates and all legislation from the assembly must be approved by the Council of Guardians.
Before the Islamic Revolution, Iran's legislature was bicameral with both the Majlis and a Senate; the Senate was eliminated in the 1979 constitution.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Iran   (7397 words)

 The Council of Oman (Majlis Oman)
It comprises the Majlis a’Shura (Consultative Council), whose members are elected by Omani citizens every three years, and the Majlis Al Dawla (State Council), whose members are appointed by the Sultan.
All meetings of the Majlis al-Shura are held in private, but Oman Television now invites appearances from Ministers who having submitted their reports, are subjected to uninhibited and detailed questioning by Majlis members on the plans and policies of their respective offices.
His Majesty has recognised the fact that women play a valuable role in the development of the Sultanate and as 49% of the population are female, it is important that this half of the Omani people are included in its achievements and growth.
www.omanet.om /english/government/majlis.asp?cat=gov   (1107 words)

 Special majlis problems with maldives president Maumoon Gayyoom
The Special Majlis should be conducted independently and separately from the president because its essential responsibility is to compose the documents that allocate powers to the branches of the government.
A Secretary-General of the People’s Majlis shall be appointed and a secretariat thereof shall be established by the President.
The Secretary-General of the People’s Majlis shall, as may be directed by the Speaker of the People’s Majlis, organise all the sittings and all the documentation of the Majlis.
www.maldivesculture.com /news/special_majlis_2004.htm   (1503 words)

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