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Bright Green Sign flashing Halal

Market Sign

This is the original sign for the Aref Saad Meat Market that opened in the Eastern Market in 1976. The market for meat slaughtered according to Islamic rituals - halal slaughter - was clearly imagined as being fluent in Arabic. Mr. Saad quickly found that his business was popular among a highly diverse community of Muslims in Detroit. It has been a gathering place for Muslims in the area for almost 50 years. Today the company, Saad Wholesale Meats, is a family affair, managed by several of Mr. Saad’s children. It is the largest halal meat producer in the Midwest and will soon open a branch in California.