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Al Islam Da’Wah Cemetery

The Al Islam Da’Wah Cemetery is in the Quintette community on the west side of US29. It runs alongside the Williams Family Cemetery and shares a fence line with it. An article in the Pensacola News Journal dated September 7, 1984, reported someone seeing a woman bury an infant in this location, which was most likely the beginning of this cemetery. Since the surname was Hye, the original area was referred to as the Hye Cemetery.
First Burial
Nadia, daughter of Nuzhat and Hassan A. HYE
Aug 22-23 1984

In August 2006 the cemetery was visited by Evan R. Strohl and Gene Presley, at which time it was found to be an active cemetery named Al Islam Da’Wah Cemetery. They surveyed it and the results are listed below. The cemetery is chainlink fenced, about 160' x 190' in size, and mostly grassy. The headstones are lined up in one, east-to-west row, alongside the north fence with the inscriptions facing south. A sign on the fence gate reads:

Bismillah Ir Rahman Ir Raheem
Al Islam Da’Wah Center
1550 Barrancas Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32523-8154
(850) 435-7238

Mr. Robert Williams, owner of the adjacent Williams Family Cemetery, reports that he neither has information about this cemetery nor the Islamic Center. He occasionally digs a grave when the Center requests it, but the Center takes care of all burials.

Directions: Drive north on US29. From Cantonment, drive for 3.2 miles to the Williams Family Cemetery on the left side of US29. The Al Islam Da’Wah Cemetery is alongside.

[T2N-R31W-S33]    GPS N30° 38.955'   W087° 21.095'

Please send corrections or additions to Evan Strohl, Chairman, WFGS Cemetery Committee, or the Webmaster. All sources will be credited.


Reading from West to East (back to front of the cemetery)

1
Ramzi R. Yusuf
July 05, 2003
July 23, 2003

2
Large mound here, approximately 8 ft x 8 ft round pile of dirt, ? a grave
With 12" x 12" flagstone at head

3
Nadia, daughter of
Nuzhat & Hassan A. HYE
August 22-23, 1984
[subject of Pensacola News Journal article, Sep 07, 1984]

4
Linda Harrison Abdelmguied
Sep 18, 1964
Jun 20, 1995

5
Small Grave [mound]
Unidentified
With small flagstones stuck vertically into ground at head and foot

6
Aziz Shaheed Victor Meyers
Aug 1998

The burial below uses two (2) headstones—one at head, one at foot—pink 
granite (heart-shaped-etched) at the foot, with pink granite base at head and a gray 
granite headstone affixed to the pink granite base at the head:

7
Dahliya Suzanna Powell         Dahliya Suzanna Meyers
Aug 04, 1998                   Aug 04, 1988
Mar 15, 1999                   Mar 15, 1999

8
Rahim Hedayatnejad
Aug 26, 1948
Jun 03, 2000

9
Rkia Roushey
--- --- 1943
Aug 09, 2002

10
Majed Mamish
May 25, 1926
Dec 20, 2002

11
Fatemah Abdul Rasheem Adas
Dec 26, 1930
Jul 15, 2003

12
Eric A. Stack Bashar
Mar 11, 1967
Sep 09, 2005

13
Nadine May Kalaji
Baby Girl
Sep 15, 2005

14
Mohannad M. Bataineh
Dec 17, 1964
Apr 15, 2006



      


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