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Mona Haydar
Mona Haydar is a poet, activist practitioner of Permaculture, meditator, composting devotee, mountain girl, solar power lover and a tireless God-enthusiast. She studied at Ma'had Abu Noor in Damascus in addition to studying Shaf'i fiqh, tajweed and hadith with women teachers in Michigan. She practices a life of sacred activism, poetry, contemplation and advocacy for living gently upon the Earth. She teaches classes on mindfulness and Islamic spirituality, leads workshops on creative writing and performs her poetry. Her words have found homes in the hearts of seekers, wanderers, poets, artists, lovers and stewards of the Earth. ​She grew up in Flint, Michigan and has since lived in the mountains of Northern New Mexico and in the Redwood forest of Northern California with her husband and son. Mona and her husband, Sebastian set up a stand in Cambridge, Massachusetts with signs that read 'Talk to a Muslim' 'free coffee and donuts' 'free conversation' and 'Ask a Muslim' encouraging open and loving dialogue which garnered the attention of NPR, Al Jazeera, The Boston Globe among other media outlets. Currently she is working on her second collection of poems and her first work of nonfiction on Islamic Spirituality through the lens of other spiritual traditions. She is working towards her Masters in Divinity. ​Mona helps to grow a more universal love with her activism, writing, performing and teaching. www.monahaydar.com​

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Water is life. Whether its in our wudu or standing with Standing Rock, honoring water is central to the Shariah and our relationship with God and others. 

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Let us come to the aid of those who need it while we renew our intentions to honor water and the One who created it.

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