Over a decade ago, Abdel-Alim donated the land that is now the ceremony to the Islamic society for use as a burial ground.
The burial ground was empty except for the occasional horse-drawn caisson being pulled through its quiet lanes.
The chapel at the north side of the burial ground occupies the site of the old stables of Beaufort House.
But it was again used as a burial ground for victims of the Revolution of 1830.
He watches the procession as the dead is being taken to the burning or burial ground, and takes care to see who the bearers are.
Today it is the burial ground of renowned writers and artists.
There are three hundred and eighty pits provided in the burial ground of S. Lorenzo, one of which was opened every night.
This remained up to 1802, when the burial ground in Cowgate was formed.
The hill has its name from the fact that it was used as a burial ground by the early generations of the Van Cortlandt family.
There have been but few interments in this burial ground for many years.