Research and translation
The DIN Research and Translation Unit is involved in research and translation of topics of relevance to contemporary Muslim society. These range from issues such as inter-faith relations, gender equity, Islamic law and social justice, personal development and leadership, pre-marital counseling, da’wah methodology, da’wah resource management, etc.
Inhancement of DIN library resources
This involves updating of the DIN library with essential resources in English and Arabic for DIN’s research purposes, and academic services to students and staff of various educational institutions. Library enhancements require the annual purchase of new literature, CDs, DVDs, etc., subscription to internationally reputable Islamic periodicals and academic texts, subscription to online research services (eg. Questia.com), e-books, and internet connectivity. The DIN library also requires computers and printers dedicated to online research work.
Production of da’wah resource material for print, audio-visual, and multimedia
This involves the preparation and publishing of the products of the DIN Research and Translation Unit in various formats such as printed literature, audiotapes/CDs, videotapes, and internet content for online access.
DIN staff and volunteers development workshops
These are 3-day workshops held three times a year at the DIN Headquarters in Minna. Their aim is to ensure the continuous interdisciplinary learning and capacity-building of the DIN staff and their key volunteers from across the country. Workshops involve intensive study of literature and audio materials, as well as interactive sessions and participant presentations on a wide range of subjects relevant to contemporary society.
Training courses for urban and rural communities
These are courses held in various parts of the country, including the DIN Headquarters in Minna. They include course packages such as the Train-the-Trainers Course in Islam and Dialogue, Da’wah Grassroots Programme, and various other specialized courses. Most of these courses, with the exception of the Da’wah Grassroots Programme, are sustained by the fees charged to participants.
Annually, the DIN organizes an intensive 6-day course for key da’wah officials of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN). Approximately 100 participants are trained in each of the two major MSSN zones. To make this possible, the DIN subsidises all course costs, plus 50% of participant transportation expenses. The MSSN is the largest Muslim youth network in the country and plays the most influential role in the Islamic development of Muslim students; hence, the need to facilitate their access to DIN programmes.
Intellectual development support for da’wah workers
This programme involves making available essential learning materials (literature, CDs, etc.) to key opinion-leaders among Muslim youth and the Ummah in general. This aims to ensure the sustained improvement of the quality of Islamic knowledge and da’wah methodology in the possession of beneficiaries.
Post-graduate scholarship and training programme
This is the High-level Manpower Development Programme of the DIN. It aims to increase the academic standard and higher-level placing of Muslim youth who have proven their commitment to community development and social progress. It involves assisting postgraduate students with financial support for their education. Beneficiaries are also required to attend courses organized by the DIN that aim at developing their personal and leadership skills.
Muslim Leadership Support Programme
This programme aims to support Muslims in various leadership positions with supplementary resources for their continued effectiveness as leaders and Muslim role models. These leaders include emirs, senior government officials, politicians, major company executives, and other influential Muslims. The programme involves quarterly delivery of essential literature and audio-visual material on leadership and management, personal development and purification of the heart, family life, social issues, Islamic perspectives, etc.
DIN Youth Leadership Programme
This programme aims to take youth with proven leadership potentials through a series of DIN courses as preparation for their future leadership roles. Courses include Personal Development and Leadership, Interpersonal Relations, Business and Financial Literacy, Professional Skills for Employment, Public Speaking and Presentation Skills, Organisational Management, Pre-marital Counseling, etc. This programme utilizes industry professionals as facilitators, and is held in a number of states across the country.