Al Adl cemetery

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Al Adl cemetery
Details
Year established 1926; 88 years ago (1926)
Location Majid street, Mecca
Country Saudi Arabia
Owned by State
Size 50,000 square meters

Al Adl cemetery ("Divine justice", Arabic: مقبره العدل) is one of the earliest and largest resting places in Mecca. It is also the second largest cemetery in the city.

History and location[edit]

The graveyard was opened in 1926 and its size is around 50,000 square meters.[1] The cemetery is on Majed Street in Mecca.[2] It is near Masjid Al Haram that is located at northeast.[3] The cemetery is also near Makkah governorate headquarters that is at east side.[1]

Burials[edit]

Many eminent Saudi royals were interred in the Al Adl cemetery,[4] including Crown Prince Nayef,[5] Prince Mansour,[1] Prince Mishari, Prince Majid, Prince Fawwaz,[6] Prince Sattam[7] and Prince Abdullah Al Faisal.[1] Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Baz and Muhammad bin Saleh Al Othaimeen were also buried in the graveyard. Additionally, the cemetery has been used as a resting place for former imams of Masjid Al Haram.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Al Adl: One of Makkah’s oldest cemeteries". Saudi Gazette. 18 June 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Thousands Attend Majed’s Funeral". Arab News. 14 April 2003. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Salman likely new Saudi heir as Nayef dies". Taipei Times (Mecca). AFP. 18 June 2012. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "King Abdullah in Makkah as Saudi Arabia prepares to bury Crown Prince Nayef". Emirates 24/7. 17 June 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Saudi crown prince laid to rest in Mecca". Al Jazeera. 18 June 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Saudi royal court mourns Prince Fawaz bin Abdulaziz". Ain al Yaqeen. 29 July 2008. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Abdurahman Al Shamrani; Khaled Al Faris (13 February 2013). "Sattam remembered for 45 years of service to nation". Saudi Gazette (Riyadh). Retrieved 13 February 2013.