Department of Arabic & Islamic Civilization

University of Peradeniya

Prof. Dr. M.Z.M. Nafeel

Senior Lecturer

B.A, PGDip, M.A, Ph.D

  •    Department of Arabic and Islamic
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About Me

Born in Hemmathagama , Sri Lanka Completed primary and secondary education in Hemmathagama.



University of Wales, UK



University of Peradeniya


PGDip. in Education

Open university of Sri Lanka


B. A

University of Peradeniya


Current Positions

Senior Lecturer-I - Department of Arabic & Islamic Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya

2002 - To Present

Positions Held

Chairperson - Faculty Research Committee, University of Peradeniya

2011 - 2017

Senior Treasurer - University Muslim Majlis, University of Peradeniya

2014 - 2018

Head of the Department - Arabic & Islamic Studies, University of Peradeniya

2010 - 2016

Warden - Akbar Nell Hall, University of Peradeniya


Conference Coordinator - ICHSS, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya


Secretary - Board of Study of Languages & Literature, PGIHS, University of Peradeniya

2015 - 2018

Senior Student Counsellor - University of Peradeniya

2011 - 2012

Academic Coordinator - PGISH, the Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya

2009 - 2010

Senior Advisor - Muslim Majlis, Eastern University

1999 - 2001

Lecturer (Probationary) - Department of Arabic, Eastern University of Sri Lanka (EUSL)



Member of the Organizing Committee - iPURSE- International Peradeniya Research Session, University of Peradeniya




Moragaswewe Vijitha Ven. and Nafeel, M.Z.M. (2016) “The Role of Buddhist Islamic Teaching in Building National Integrations”

Nafeel, M.Z.M, (2014) “Impact of Arabic Language on Sri Lankan Culture: A Sociological and Empirical Study” at iPURSE

Nafeel, M.Z.M, (2013) Dialogue and Peace: A Quest for Islamic Identity in Sri Lanka in Comparison to Nadwi’s Role in India” at the National Conference of the Department of Arabic & Islamic Studies

Nafeel, M.Z.M, (2001) “Importance of Arabic Language”at the Academic forum of Eastern University, Sri Lanka

Nafeel, M.Z.M, (2001) “Importance of Arabic Language” at the Academic forum of Eastern University, Sri Lanka

Nafeel, M.Z.M, (2000) “Muslims’ Fasting” at the Academic Forum of Comparative Religion EUSL


Postgraduate courses - Research Methodology, Islamic Law, Islamic Political Thought

PGIHS, University of Peradeniya

2010 - To Present

Undergraduate courses in English - International Relations in Islam, Muslims of Sri Lanka, Ethical Code of Islam, Critical Study of Modern Muslim Thinkers, Islamic Law

Undergraduate courses in Tamil medium - Spread of Islam in South and South East Asia, Philosophical and Mystical Thoughts in Islam, Development of Tafsir

Arabic & Islamic Civilization, University of Peradeniya

Other Academic Contributions

Co-controller of G.C.E (A/L) Examination, Department of Examinations, Sri Lanka from 2010-2014

Examiner of the Cambridge University, Islamiyyat Examination, G.C.E. (Ordinary Level) UK during the period from 2005-2009.

The Controller, Co-controller and Chief Examiner,Department of Examination.

Staff Development Training Programme (University of Peradeniya)