Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, states that: “In countries where the gap between sunset and sunrise is extraordinarily wide like 19 to 20 hours, it is justified for Muslims to follow the times of the moderate time zones in their own country or that of Makkah. It is not different from calculating times of prayers in case of those countries where sun never sets for months. Allah did not prescribe fasts to torture us; rather His laws are meant primarily to facilitate for our total health and wellbeing.”