Assalamoaliekum brothers and sisters.
I am eighteen years old and Ive experienced the girlfriend boyfriend relationship that many of us are going through. It had been 6 months since I met this girl and both of us started dating. We did not indulge in any sort of higher evil, we would just enjoy eachothers company,long phone calls, texts (in which we expressed our feelings thoroughly, cuz apparently we were in love. I recently started to study more about my beautiful religion and found out that whatever we were doing was wrong so I told her and asked her that if we could become just friends from lovers. She, by the fear of the Almighty agreed .
Now we talk over texts, share some daily events such as studies etc and its not like we talk too much either. We also share some good knowledge to strengthen eachothers faith. I have no wrong intentions regarding her or any other girl and InshAllah I will not have another girlfriend. But I think she still feels for me and might want to marry me. (I m not sure about that ). And yes we dont express our feelings etc too anymore and its like that sort of a relationship ( The lover sort ) has ended.
I want to be a perfect muslim, and so I want to know whether this type of a friendship is valid or not?
I also want to know whether I can keep in touch with my female friends that I have through texts or facebook? ( even though I dont waste much of my time doing so but you know how a life of muslim teen is ). I pray 5 times a day and ask Allah for guidance in every matter.
It would be really appreciated if some KNOWLEDGABLE person enlightens me more regarding my situation.
Jiz'ak Allah Khair