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Q: I am a pious person and I am in a relationship with an honest girl who also abides by the Islamic religious rulings. We want our relation to be an honorable one before Allah and ourselves, but at present, we are not able to tell our parents that we want to marry each other because we are still continuing our studies. What can we do in this case? 

A: A relationship can be legitimate through marriage, whether temporary or permanent. But, you ought to study the circumstances and the consequences of getting married [temporarily] and avoid doing anything that may harm you or affect you negatively. We advise you to be patient until you will be able to get married with your parentsí approval and in conformity with the legitimate rulings regarding the relationship between the two sexes.