A brother and I want to get married. Yet, my parents (who are not Muslim) are worried I have not found the right man. There have been a number of divorces in the family. However, I want to show them we can make it as a couple. I was wanting to do a trial marriage, (in which you're married but not technically married) for two years before the official ceremony to show them that we will and can work.
Is it haram to have a trial marriage in Islam even if it is to ease a parents' worries?