To enable the realization of the above objectives, 6 project areas were selected for implementation, namely:
- Capacity Building and Mentoring of the Ulama and Da’wah Workers on Usul and Maqasid al-Shari’ah through work with Sheikh Abd Allah bin Bayyah and the Forum for Peace in Muslim Societies;
- Intra-faith and Inter-faith dialogue/engagement as well as training of Imams to imbibe change and become change agents with a view to promoting peace, development and engaging followers on the need to collectively work towards addressing health, educational and other societal problems and challenges;
- Strengthening of Existing Da’wah Institutions and Programmes to promote the Revitalization of the Almajiri and Qur’anic education systems; and provide leadership training for faith-based peace building, human development and social progress;
- Support research and documentation including translation of relevant literature;
- Convene conferences and public events to promote inter-faith dialogue and engagement; counter extremism and terrorism, promote the role of religious leaders in promoting good governance, reduce mistrust between Muslims and people of other faiths and to correct misconceptions on the concept of Jihad; and
- Provision of humanitarian aid and relief to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the 3 states ravaged by Boko Haram insurgency in North Eastern Nigeria.
The rationale behind the choice of these initiatives/projects is based on:
- The need to facilitate capacity building of Ulama to help them provide guidance to men, women and children and spread the correct knowledge and information;
- Prepare the Ulama in ways to counter violence and terrorism and other sectarian threats and challenges;
- Facilitate the strengthening of Da’wah institutions; and
- Facilitate provision of relief, care and support to internally displaced persons (IDPs) and the indigent.