I'm an American Muslim, and my dh and I went through an Islamic marriage ceremony, and signed the marriage certificate. We did everything that would be included in a marriage, but we chose not to sign the marriage license in our state. Legally in the USA we would not be considered married, but islamically we are. Would you consider us married? I'm not looking for approval or confirmation, just curious what others would view us as.
And before anyone asks, I guess I should mention that no he is not married to anyone else. We can go to the courthouse tomorrow, but he has left it up to me to decide when we will sign the marriage license.