As-Syura' is an Arabic word which literally means 'discussion'. In my religion, As-Syura' is an obligation of which an Islamic country should execute in order to discuss about the religious affair, solidarity, general laws and even judiciaries. What's beautiful about Islam is, it's not just believing, it's about way of life and knowing. The first revelation proves it. You know what's the first God's Word to our prophet?
'Iqra' meaning 'Read'/'Recite'/'Know'/'Understand'.