My turn to apologise for taking time to write back: I was away in Brazil for a long Christmas holiday!
Our ancestors definately came from the same place and we are probably related if we go back far enough (a couple of generations!).
As I told you my previous message, I know Mr. Rafa'at Saba in Fiah and he has a lot of genealogical information in his book.Do you still have contacts in Fiah?Otherwise, I can contact Rafa'at and see if he has any info on your father's family.Who were your maternal grandparents?
P.S. Do you know your parternal grandmother's maiden name??