Salaam, I'm seeking some advice from all of you on the situation I am in. As some may know, I converted about a month and a half ago. The man who originally introduced me to Islam has been talking with me about marraige but said he wants to do istikhara first. Is there any advice on what I should keep in mind during this time? I'm not going to lie... it makes me very anxious just sitting and waiting... but I know I must be patient. Also, I was instructed to wait a year before marraige after converting. Do you think it's okay to be engaged until then? AND, (I have more questions than I thought, hehe)... is there any advice on how to handle his mother? It is her dream that her son marry a pakistani girl... and I'm about as white as they come. I really need some advice on this last part. His mom is not going to take it so well... I find myself thinking that when he and his mother get into arguments, my potential husband could be taking it as a bad sign towards us getting married... and I don't want to torment and consume myself with these thoughts!!!! Thank you for anything you can provide!!!