"and eat and drink until the white thread of dawn appears to you distinct from the black thread. Then complete your Sawm (fast) till the nightfall" [Al-Qur'an 2:187]

These are the rules laid out by the Quran for fasting, but here in the land of the midnight sun, the white thread appears firmly woven into the rolling hills of the horizon. At 3AM, the forests of Sweden’s Norrland remain coated in the soft glow of the sun, the local lake shimmering in an ethereal calm. It is the last day of Ramadan and many of the refugees based at this camp in Torpshammar are eager to end their daily 23 hour fast.

Nils Adler