Dear BGfromNZ, I now reside in US, but …
Comment posted Lifestyle of Kerala Syrian Christians by Alphy.
Dear BGfromNZ, I now reside in US, but I will see if some of my arab friends know anything more, But I am sceptical if they will find details. But they have a better chance of finding anything in mostly Shia Bahrain then in vehemantly Wahabi Saudi. The shiites do respect prophets and holy men, but I have not heard anything about a tomb to St Thomas in Muharraq. We have heard of a tomb of Job of the old testament in Salalah, Oman but nothing about St Thomas.
But another interesting thing I noticed not related to St thomas, was most of the villages, Galali, Dai, Samahij mentioned as Nestorian centers are now Shiites centers in Bahrain, as also other locations on the East coast of Saudi. Its looks as if all the Nestorians have converted to Shiism. It is interesting that they choose to be Shia rather than be Sunnis , the creed of majority of the Arab world.
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