On Burying Muslims in Existing Cemetery

Answered by Sayyidi al-Ḥabīb `Umar bin Hafīẓ (may Allāh preserve him and benefit us by him).

In our town the Muslims do not have their own cemetery. However, the government has offered to dedicate a part of the existing cemetery purely to the Muslim dead. Are they allowed to agree to this or must they establish a separate cemetery?

It is obligatory for the Muslims to bury their dead in that place until they find a place purely dedicated to them.