Fahaheel Cemetery

Fahaheel Cemetery

Cemeteries are sacred in all parts of the earth, and for any faith to which the dead belong. Once you enter a graveyard, the dead will impose respect. Hence, you’d walk among them in reverence and caution, without putting a foot except on empty pathways. Even after the weather has obscured the features of the tombs, its prestige holds up in the face of time.  I went to a cemetery once to visit my mother and father at Sulaibikhat. But it was the first time I could take pictures of a closed burial ground in the country. There are many old and closed cemeteries, spread over all the provinces of Kuwait in the approximated number of forty five graveyards. In Fahaheel, the south of Kuwait, there are two tombs.

 

 

The northern cemetery that was shut during the sixties, and the southern cemetery on the south coast of Kuwait, which has been closed for more than thirty years after the burial stopped. The latter is located in a vital location where the sea is framed by the new expansion of Al-Kout Mall, and Fahaheel Park, making is questionable about its fate.  Will the Municipality of Kuwait exhume the bodies and transmit them to another location? It may be against the religious considerations to manage so, But I’m sure they can clean and neaten the cemetery while preserving the sanity of the dead while bringing joy to the living with a sight that pleased the beholders.

 

 

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