The cemetery was founded by Sheikh Zayed Kassafy. After Sheikh Zayed Kassafy's death, the mosque at the cemetery was burnt to the ground by arsonists. Under the direction of a new committee at the UIYO, the burnt mosque was removed and a larger structure was build. The build out of the structure is still on-going with completion of the entire mosque the final goal.
Under the direction of the new committee, a separate entity was created to handle the affairs and operations related to the cemetery. The separate entity is SCIC.