Al-Adl cemetery

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The al-Adl cemetery (Arabic: مقبرة العدل‎, romanizedMaqbarat al-‘Adl, lit.'Cemetery of Divine Justice') is one of the earliest and largest resting places in Mecca. It is also the second largest cemetery in the city.

Al-Adl cemetery
Details
Established1926; 95 years ago (1926)
Location
Majid street, Mecca
CountrySaudi Arabia
Coordinates21°26′20″N 39°51′12″E / 21.438993666924663°N 39.85326439741287°E / 21.438993666924663; 39.85326439741287Coordinates: 21°26′20″N 39°51′12″E / 21.438993666924663°N 39.85326439741287°E / 21.438993666924663; 39.85326439741287
Owned byState
Size50,000 square meters

History and locationEdit

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][4] The cemetery is also near Makkah governorate headquarters that is at east side.[1]

BurialsEdit

Many eminent Saudi royals were interred in the al-Adl cemetery,[5] including Prince Nayef,[6] Prince Mansour,[1] Prince Mishari,[4] Prince Majid,[4] Prince Fawwaz,[7] Prince Sattam,[8] Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Al Saud,[1] Prince Fahd bin Saud and Prince Saud bin Faisal Al Saud.

In addition to Saudi royals, other senior figures, including Abdulaziz ibn Abdullah ibn Baaz and Muhammad bin Saleh Al Othaimeen were also buried in the graveyard.[4] Additionally, the cemetery has been used as a resting place for former imams of Masjid Al Haram.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Al Adl: One of Makkah's oldest cemeteries". Saudi Gazette. 18 June 2012. Archived from the original on 28 July 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Thousands Attend Majed's Funeral". Arab News. 14 April 2003. Retrieved 10 August 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Salman likely new Saudi heir as Nayef dies". Taipei Times. Mecca. AFP. 18 June 2012. Retrieved 23 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b c d "في وفاة الأمير الشاعر". Elaph (in Arabic). 10 May 2007. Retrieved 17 October 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "King Abdullah in Makkah as Saudi Arabia prepares to bury Crown Prince Nayef". Emirates 24/7. 17 June 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Saudi crown prince laid to rest in Mecca". Al Jazeera. 18 June 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Saudi royal court mourns Prince Fawaz bin Abdulaziz". Ain al Yaqeen. 29 July 2008. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Abdurahman Al Shamrani; Khaled Al Faris (13 February 2013). "Sattam remembered for 45 years of service to nation". Saudi Gazette. Riyadh. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)