Al Iman Schools in Colombo was the first organization of Islamic schools of its kind, teaching an integrated Islamic curriculum since 2008.In the early 20th century there were few Muslim professionals in accounting, medicine, engineering, etc., but at present they are exceeding the national average.Their family lines are traced through women, as in kinship systems of the southwest Indian state of Kerala, but they govern themselves through Islamic law.Many moors in the west of the island are traders, professionals or civil servants and are mainly concentrated in Colombo, Kalutara, Beruwala, Dharga Town, Puttalam, Jaffna and Mannar.With the arrival of Arab traders in the 7th century A. The first people to profess the Islamic faith were Arab merchants and their native wives, whom they married after having them converted to Islam. D., Arab traders had controlled much of the trade on the Indian Ocean, including that of Sri Lanka.Many of them settled down on the island in large numbers, encouraging the spread of Islam.The Sinhalese ruler King Senarat of Kandy gave refuge to some of the Muslims in the central highlands and Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.
There are 749 Muslim schools in Sri Lanka, 205 madrasas which teach Islamic education, and an Islamic university in Beruwala (Jamiya Naleemiya).
Many defeated Moors refugees escaped from the persecution to the interior in central Sri Lanka.
The population of Sri Lankan Moors significantly declined during the Portuguese colonial rule due to the pogroms against the Moors.
Most notably, Pakistani and South Indian Muslims have introduced Shafi'i and the Hanafi school of thought into Sri Lanka, however although most Muslims on the island still adhere to the traditional practices of Sunni Islam. The Fassiya ash Shazuliya tariqa is the most prevalent sufi order among the Srilankan muslims followed by Aroosiyathul qadiriya.
The Deobandi Tablighi Jamaat, jamathe islame and thawheed jamath etc. In modern times, Muslims in Sri Lanka are handled by the Muslim Religious and Cultural Affairs Department, which was established in the 1980s to prevent the continual isolation of the Muslim community from the rest of Sri Lanka.