Relics of Saint Bartholomew رضي الله عنه

Two place are associated with the saint, Saint Bartholomew Monastery is the site where he was martyred & San Bartolomeo all’Isola contains his Relics

Tiber Island, Rome – Italy (Church)

Albayrak, Van Province – Turkey (monastery)

Tiber Island, Rome – Italy (Church)
41.890278, 12.478333

Albayrak, Van Province – Turkey (monastery)
38.144782, 44.210449

Saint Bartholomew رضي الله عنه was one of the twelve disciples of Hz. Isa عليه اسلام according to the New Testament.

He is most commonly depicted with a beard and curly hair at the time of his martyrdom.

According to legends he was skinned alive and beheaded so is often depicted holding his flayed skin or the curved flensing knife with which he was skinned.

His relics are placed in San Bartolomeo all’Isola

His Relics in San Bartolomeo all’Isola

The Basilica of St. Bartholomew on the Island is a titular minor basilica, located in Rome, Italy.

The church house the relics of Saint Bartholomew رضي الله عنه

The relics were sent to Rome from Benevento, where they had arrived from Armenia in 809.

Site of Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew رضي الله عنه

Saint Bartholomew Monastery was a medieval Armenian monastery in the historic province of Vaspurakan, 23 km north-east from the town of Başkale, in present-day Turkey’s Van Province, near the Iranian border.

The monastery was built on the traditional site of martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew رضي الله عنه who is reputed to have brought Christianity to Armenia in the first century.

Along with Thaddeus the disciple, Bartholomew is considered the patron saint of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

In Islam

The Qur’anic account of the disciples of Hz. Isa عليه اسلام does not include their names, numbers, or any detailed accounts of their lives.

Muslim Scholars, however, more or less agrees with the New Testament list and says that the disciples included Hz. Sam’un رضي الله عنه (Saint Peter), Saint Philip رضي الله عنه, Saint Thomas رضي الله عنه, Saint Bartholomew رضي الله عنه, Saint Matthew رضي الله عنه, Saint Andrew رضي الله عنه, Saint James رضي الله عنه, Saint Jude رضي الله عنه, Saint John رضي الله عنه and Saint Simon the Zealot رضي الله عنه

Note: Some of the information in this article comes from Christians sources.

Sites related to Christian traditions on this website are for information purpose only.

It is recommended not to visit these sites as a Muslim because, first the sources of these places comes from the christian sources which is dubious in some cases. 

And most of the christian sites are decorated with frescos, paintings & things that go against the teachings of Islam.