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Confusion about marrying secretly.

Q:

Me and my girlfriend are physically active and we want to marry each other from the very beginning but my parents wants me to be earning first but that will take time and I cannot live without her, so should I marry her secretly without my parents getting to know because I don't want to commit zina.

A:

Waalykum salam 

 
Thank you for your Question. 
 
You cannot marry the girl without her fathers consent. The Nikah will be invalid. Permission of her father or paternal grandfather is Wajib. 
 
Your relation with the girl is Haram. Zina is a later stage but having a relation with a Na Mahram is haram. 
 
I would suggest you speak to an influential person who your parents will listen to, get them ready to send the proposal and marry her InshaAllah 
 
Kind regards 
 
Naajiya Jaffery