The Turquoise Scarf

An Islamic Lifestyle & Travel Blog by Rubina_H

السلم عليكم و رحمةالله و بركاته

I’m not sure how many of you awesome followers have read my very first post.

If you have, then you’ll understand the meaning of this posts title.

I can’t believe it’s been almost 4 years since I began blogging and back then it was just a way to capture what I love and share it with like minded people.

Currently I’m back where it all began and one of the few places on earth where I feel truly at home and where my heart always yearns to be.

Welcome to the colorful and beautiful city of Cape Town.

Though it’s a short trip, I cannot describe to you what an amazing feeling of freedom and ease I have when I’m here.
I’ve missed the view of the majestic Table Mountain and its 2 companion mountains, Lions Head & Signal Hill.


I love hiking up there when time permits.

This time I had a few hours between family functions to explore the Bokaap a little more.
I love this place due to its colorfulness as well as the fact that it is a mainly Muslim area, and the Azaan goes off on time daily.
The fact that women attend the Masjid here is really great because we hardly get to attend the Masjids in Johannesburg.

I did some random snapping here:






I also happened to be very lucky because we got to see the Koons do a practice session before their annual Parade.

I captured it on video so you can all have a look.
Just need to get to a wi-fi area to upload it.
They weren’t dressed up though but nonetheless the residents and tourists had a great time with them.

I shall post a link as soon as it’s up.

Until then, keep well, be safe and have a wonderful holiday!

وعليكم السلام ورحمةالله و بركاته

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4 thoughts on “Full Circle? Perhaps

  1. Assalamu Alaikum Rubina

    Hope you are keeping well , see email below. If The Turquise Scarf is having a function this year we will gladly support

    Keep Well


    1. Wa alaikum salaam Farida

      I am well shukran, i hope you are too insha Allah.

      I do have a plan for an event for The Turquoise Scarf but insha Allah, it will be later this year. I shall have a look at what you’ve sent and message you via email soon insha Allah.

      Jazakallahu khairan for being such a wonderfully active subscriber of the blog & for supporting it.

      Please remember me in your duas insha Allah, as you are in mine, Alhamdulillah.

      Yours sincerely
      The Turquoise Scarf

    1. Was salaam, these are houses people live in. They are in the Bokaap area of Cape Town. Theres some history as to why people paint their homes so brightly. If you would like to know about it, i’ll gladly post up details. There are some homes which have been converted into guesthouses there. So you get a taste of the Malay lifestyle while you’re there too.

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