My marriage was fixed by my parents almost two years ago. Since then I have come to know my future husband inevitably and we both expressed our desire for a nikah to be done early. This was because we knew there would be a long wait until the formal wedding and it is not easy being ‘engaged’ for so long especially in the West. When the marriage proposal initially came I did do istikhara and as things were agreed upon I was confident inshallah it would all be for the best. I feel really stuck with my family refusing to even consider the idea of nikah and being in a situation where, although everything began the right way with the right intention, I feel like I’m in a relationship I shouldn’t be in due to the waiting period. Is there anything that can be done in such a situation?
Hajj Gibril Haddad