The premise of this article is to understand Islamic cemeteries as sites of politics of belonging and the negotiation of national belonging in the face of death and burial. The specific sites to which this article refers are Helsinki (Finland), Paris (France) and London (United Kingdom).
In these countries there are various Muslim minorities, but they also differ in their respective migration histories, the legal framework of burial regulation and their traditions of regulating cultural diversity. The article examines the question of Islamic burial as problematic in selected
national contexts at different times. By visualising the specific burial sites in all three ethnically and religiously plural societies, it aims at concretising and unravelling the comparative analysis of contemporary Muslim practices in selected locations.