Fasting in Finland when the sun shines for 24 hours

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Question:

Assalaamu alaikum I live in western coutry where the summer days are longer and even sometimes the sun shines for 24h a day . We have been fasting ramadan months the summer according to the time of Makka and then fast again the same month the winter time to make sure we won't miss any . I would like to know if that is ok also like fasting the mondays and thursdays and the days of full moon it is very important to my family and i to keep tight to islam in all ways possible. All this is according to our time but when the summer comes we can't fast 23 to 24h so we do it Makka time . Also it is important to fast Ramadan same time with all muslims when it is in summer inshaallah. Hope you to help us in this matter jazakumullah khair.
 
Fatwa:
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If the sun shines for 24 hours a day in your country and never sets, then you should fast and break the fast according to the timing of the nearest country to you where the sun rises and sets; this applies to obligatory and supererogatory fasting.
However, if the fasting person finds hardship in fasting to an extent that he is unable to continue the fasting due to the extreme length of the day, then it is permissible for him to break the fast according to the necessity only [and not eat his fill] and then make up for that day whenever he is able to do so. As regards supererogatory fasting, one is not obliged to make up for the day he broke the fast.
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