On Devotional Acts before Fajr at Extreme Latitudes

Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)

The time of Fajr in Northern Europe differs a lot from summertime to winter time which makes it difficult to follow a set programme of prayer and dhikr before and after the Fajr prayer. What should we do?

You should do what you are able to and try and awake at least a few minutes before Fajr throughout the year. When Fajr time is very early in the summer months you can catch up on your sleep after it, before you go to work. You should take a middle path, not taking it too easy and not making it too difficult for yourself so you become exhausted.