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Assalamualaikum brothers and sisters, I hope you're all in good health and are going well. I haven't visited TTI for a while and want to first give a quick update... Since late October last year I've been praying five times a day and it's been a massive achievement! It feels good to be fulfilling the Salah. In summary, I'm fulfilling all of my duties as a Muslim to the best of my ability. Anyway I just want to ask for some general advice about marriage. Last year I met a Muslim girl who I've fallen in love with. I made a dua to Allah for me to meet my future wife within two weeks and just a few days later I met her. We talk on the bus with each other once a week and I've gotten to know a lot about her. She's everything I want in a woman and I'd like to marry her. I'm almost 18 and she's about 19½. Problem is that I'm not sure how to ask her for marriage and am not financially able to support another person yet. Do I tell her face to face I want to marry her or do I go through her wali? Also I live with my mother who is Christian. While my father is Muslim, he practices little of the deen. These factors make it much harder. On the financial aspect, is it okay if she accepted to marry, for us to live with our parents until I'm financially able to support us living together? Thanks for your help.