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Spanish authorities are considering Islamic funerals incompatible with local laws that prohibit corpses being buried in direct contact with the soil.

This issue -- and the allocation of more cemeteries for the community -- has become imperative for the almost two million Muslims living in Spain.

"The only places in Spain where we are allowed to bury our dead according to our rituals are the regions of Andalucia and the Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla (in North Africa)," Riay Tatary, head of the Union of Islamic Communities in Spain, told Rudaw.


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