|A typical night during Ramadan at Signature Cafe on Warren and Chase in Dearborn.|
DETROIT—When the Islamic holy month of Ramadan arrives, daily life is altered in Muslim communities around the world. Practicing Muslims refrain from consuming food and drinks from sunrise to sunset. The dietary, cultural and political changes leave a great impact on the community during that month. Locally, Ramadan affects business, especially the food and entertainment industries.
Ramadan is also a time when family bonds are strengthened and communities spend much time together, sharing meals and offering prayers.