Alhamdullilah I am a practicing muslim man of 18 years old.
One day when I was around 14 going to an Islamic school, I suddenly felt a great affection for one of the sisters in class. Despite knowing her in school prior to the feeling, everything changed from that point forward. She went to the same public high school as me, and we are also in the same college. She is a very good and active muslimah in the community, I am good friends with her brother who is around our age, her family is close to ours as well, and our backgrounds are very similar. This feeling of love is not limited to sexual desire, but is one that makes my heart tremble, and I can't hold back a tiny smile every time i see her in the community. I feel that this is "true love", and I really want to marry her inshallah. I haven't mentioned this to anyone, and i my only fear is that she may not feel a "true love" as i do, and i really do not know how to start the marriage process. Does Allah place a form of hub "Love" in the hearts of two Muslims like this?
If a knowledgeable or experienced person can help, may Allah reward your time. Thank you.