Why us

The South African Institute of Islamically Integrated Wellness aims to foster close connections with the ones who seek our assistance, having a heartfelt aspiration for the improvement of people in faith and humanity. 


Who we are

Juraida Latif:
Holds a Masters Degree in Industrial Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand. Juraida is the director of The South African Institute of Islamically Integrated Wellness, an organisation created to advance the adoption, education and practice of Islamic Psychology Counselling and Psychotherapy as well as overall wellness adopting Quranic and Sunnah/Prophetic based methods and applications such as Tibb, Hijama, Ruqya-Ash-Shariah and sunnah sports etc. She is also the founder of Dar-Al-Shifaa Consulting and Counselling. She is a qualified and registered Industrial Psychologist with the (HPCSA) and a trained and practicing Islamic Psychology Practitioner having completed courses in Istanbul (Turkey) and Cambridge (UK).She is registered as an Associate Fellow with the International Association of Islamic Psychology (IAIP). She has over 12 years of consulting and counselling experience working with mostly Muslim clients on a wide range of issues and incorporates Ruqya-ash-Shariah and Sunnah based wellness interventions into therapeutic practice as and when required following a Quraan and Sunnah based approach. She has co- developed manuals and co-presents pre and post marital workshops from an Islamic Psychology perspective. Juraida also has 9 years of experience as a pre and post graduate lecturer.
Shaakirah Dockrat Boda:
Holds a Masters Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and is the Director of The South African Institute of Islamically Integrated Wellness, an organisation created to advance the adoption, education and practice of Islamic Psychology Counselling and Psychotherapy as well as overall wellness adopting Quranic and Sunnah/Prophetic based methods and applications such as tibb, hijama, ruqya and sunnah sports etc. and is the founder of Nahwa Consulting and Counselling. She is a qualified and registered Industrial Psychologist with the (HPCSA) and a practicing Islamic Psychology Practitioner having completed courses in Istanbul (Turkey) and Cambridge (UK).She is registered as an Associate Fellow with the International Association of Islamic Psychology (IAIP). She has organisational development experience having worked in the pharmaceutical industry and has done consulting work and assessments for various organisations in the legal, mining and healthcare sectors in South Africa as well job readiness coaching and local and international recruitment  She has over 12 years’ experience working with mostly Muslim clients on a wide range of therapeutic issues and has co- developed manuals and co-presents pre and post marital workshops from an Islamic Psychology perspective.

Saeed Nasser:
Is a qualified integrative counsellor and a clinical supervisor based in the United Kingdom with proven experience supporting clients and supervisees in a variety of settings. He is committed to delivering client-centered counselling and supervision that supports the empowerment of individuals, couples and families to enable them to grow, make informed choices and fulfill their potential. His areas of expertise are person centered therapy, couple counselling, bereavement counselling and promoting a faith based and culturally sensitive approach to counselling and supervision. He is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a fellow member of the International Association for Islamic Psychology (IAIP). He also delivers lectures on IAIP courses on Islamic ethics. Saeed has also trained with IAIP in Islamic counselling and psychotherapy, he is also an Arabic interpreter and translator. He has studied Arabic and Islamic studies and works as a volunteer imam in his local masjid leading prayers and delivering Friday Khutbah’s as well as lectures and parenting classes.

Sheikh Salama Sayed:

Holds a BA degree majoring in Tafseer, Islamic Psychology and Tarbeeya from the University of Zagazig in Egypt. He has been practicing as a Da’ee and counsellor for over 30 years and is well known on the local Islamic Television Station in South Africa for his hosting of the programme called Imaniyaat.
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