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Q 2: I was a guest at my grandmother's house where I met a young girl who kept joking with me. I loved her but she is older than me as she is nineteen and I am fifteen. Am I permitted to marry her? Kindly tell me. May Allah reward you best! Thanks to Allah, I am a religiously committed young man. However, I still feel passion for this girl. I fear that my love for her may affect my life.

A: If this girl is religiously committed and decent, you are permitted to marry her provided that the necessary conditions of marriage are fulfilled and there is no impediment to the marriage. Your talking with each other and love of each other has nothing to do with the validity of the marriage. (Part No. 18; Page No. 135) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.