Glossary Terms

Majlis Al-Shura

Majlis Al-Shura

The Majlis al-Shura, or Consultative Council, is a legislative body that advises the King on issues that are important to Saudi Arabia.

It is a modern version of a traditional Islamic concept – an accessible leader consulting with learned and experienced citizens – which has always been practiced by Saudi rulers.

Malaz Group

Malaz Group is an early to mid stage venture capital firm that works on the principle of teamwork. This teamwork involves our partners, the entrepreneur, and financial investors. Through this teamwork we seek to create a value added proposition for all concerned (a successful investment for us, a strong operating company for the entrepreneur, and attractive investment returns for financial investors).

Manama Dialogue

The Manama Dialogue is an annual national security event organized by the IISS in Bahrain for leaders to gather and discuss pressing defense issues.


The most sacred place in Islam is the Ka’ba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MCI)

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry seeks to “achieve a leading position for both Saudi trade as well as industry sectors, under a fair and stimulating environment.

Ministry of Economy and Planning

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has a planning tradition that spans over 30 years. The formal planning process, which started in 1970 (1390 Hijra), enabled the Saudi Government to make prudent decisions in the allocation and utilization of its resources for development. During the last four decades, the Kingdom underwent tremendous transformation under the eight development plans, which saw the rapid growth of income and living standards of the people, accompanied by dramatic improvements in social and physical infrastructure. While we may not be providing direct services to the citizens, we ensure that all government agencies work in a coordinated manner to achieve the priorities of our policy makers.

Ministry of Education

A formal education system took shape in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia when the General Education Management Center was established in Ramadan, 1344H, which laid out the first plan for a complete educational system.

Ministry of Finance

Saudi Ministry of Finance is charged with supervising implementation of the government’s fiscal policy and monitoring its implementation by the relevant agencies.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
When His Majesty the Late King Abdulaziz succeeded in consolidating his rule in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the basis of Islamic Sharia, he started building good reputation and international relations for His kingdom.

He sent representatives and received delegations from different countries and signed agreements with them. He contributed to the establishment of several international organizations such as, United Nations and the Arab League.

Ministry of Health

Since the modern state of Saudi Arabia was first founded by King Abdul Aziz Bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud (God rest his soul), public health and disease control were among the government’s top priorities. The creation of the Kingdom’s healthcare system coincided with King Abdul Aziz’s takeover of Al Hijaz and his designation of Mecca as the first Saudi capital

Muslim Brotherhood

Muslim Brotherhood,Arabic al-Ikhwān al-Muslimūn, religio-political organization founded in 1928 at Ismailia,Egypt, by Ḥasan al-Bannāʾ. It advocated a return to theQurʾān and the Hadith as guidelines for a healthy modern Islamic society.