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From prayers to pancakes: many Muslims in Michigan end Ramadan at IHOP

a family at IHOP
Joey Horan
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Michigan Radio
A family waits for a table at IHOP after a prayer service on Eid, the final day of Ramadan.

More than a thousand people filled the grand hall of Burton Manor in Livonia to celebrate Eid, which marks the end of Ramadan. The event was organized by the Muslim Community of the Western Suburbs of Detroit whose director and Imam, Sheikh Ali Suleiman Ali, delivered the prayer.

The end of the holy month also marks the end of daylight fasting. To celebrate the occasion, the faithful hopped in their cars and drove up the street to IHOP, or should we say IHOb?

Stateside production assistant Joey Horan went to the restaurant to ask diners how eating at this Americana-infused pancake chain became an unofficial tradition for so many Muslim families.

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