On Burying Muslims in Existing Cemetery

Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect 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.