I'm a new Muslim in the USA and I'm about to marry a wonderful woman. We would like to be married so we can be together as soon as possible, but due to complicated legal issues, we cannot be legally married for about 6 months.
I was wondering if it's possible to have an Islamic marriage very soon, so we can start living together, but not have the actual legal component of the marriage (as it pertains to the US government) for about 6 months.
If this is possible, is there any basis in the Qur'an for this? If there are any specific verses or quotes that are relevant, these would be enormously appreciated.
Thanks a lot everyone.