Talapitiya Ahadiyya Association has its origin with the founding of the Ahadiyya School in Sri Lanka by Marhoom Alhaj M.H.A. Aziz (Advocate) and Marhoom Moulavi M.A.C.A. Lafir Alim (Bahji) on Sunday, the 02nd December 1951.
Neediness of an institute to educate Muslim children of their religion evolved in the mind of Marhoom Alhaj MHA Aziz as a result of what he had experienced while working as an advocate. So he had a discussion along with Marhoom Moulavi MACA Lafir Aalim and some other prominent members of the society in order to start classes that taught Islam, in Colombo. However they were unable to launch in Colombo due to certain circumstances. Advocate Aziz somehow was determined to start the cause without any delay. So he along with Moulavi Lafir Aalim launched the Ahadiyya movement in Galle, where both the founders were born.
At first Ahadiyya Schools were called Islamic institutes or Sunday schools until Moulavi Lafir Aalim came up with the name ‘Ahadiyya’ few years later. So the first ever Islamic Sunday school in Talapitiya was named as “Talapitiya Ahadiyya School.” ‘Ahadiyya’ comes from the root word “Ahad.” “Yowmul Ahad” means first day of the week or Sunday. Since the classes are held on Sundays, the name “Ahadiyya” was an ideal choice.
Our school motto is “SEEK KNOWLEDGE FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE.” By the grace of Allah, Ahadiyya Islamic classes have been conducted since its inception without any interruption for almost 60 years now and counting.
Incorporated by Act No. 49 of 1988, Talapitiya Ahadiyya Association is a non-profit organization purely maintained by volunteer members.