The Red Kufi was popularly worn by Muslim men in Cape Town in days gone bye.
No doubt there’s one carefully tucked away in the back of a cupboard in most Muslim homes here.
The rooi kuffiyah, as it is commonly known, was an essential part of the late Shaykh Abdurraghiem Hasan Sallie’s attire.
In brainstorming ideas for a rebranding of Daddy’s Books - the official publisher and distributor of Shaykh Abdurraghiem’s books - his love for the red kufi came up. This is how the name Red Kufi Books was born.