Mala Yousafzai, Education activist and Nobel Peace Prize, announced her marriage on her official Twitter account. Taliban shot the twenty-four-year-old human rights campaigner when she was fifteen for daring to want an education. She posted four images of her nikkah ceremony on Twitter on Tuesday. She tied with Asser Malik by following the Islamic obligations of marriage.
Yousafzai wrote that today marks a precious day in her life. Further, she added, she and Asser tied the knot to be partners for life. They celebrated a small nikkah ceremony at home in Birmingham with their families. She also requested her fans for prayers for their mutual journey ahead. Thousands of Twitter users responded with congratulations and good wishes, with the tweet attracting over 337000 likes.
Today marks a precious day in my life.
Asser and I tied the knot to be partners for life. We celebrated a small nikkah ceremony at home in Birmingham with our families. Please send us your prayers. We are excited to walk together for the journey ahead.
📸: @malinfezehai pic.twitter.com/SNRgm3ufWP
— Malala (@Malala) November 9, 2021
Moreover, Yousafzai gave no additional information about her husband. However, Twitter users identified him as the general manager of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s High-Performance Center, Asser Malik. Malala spent several months in treatment after the Taliban shot her in 2012; afterward, she wrote a best-selling biography titled “I am Malala,” and then she graduated from Oxford University with a degree in philosophy, economics, and politics.
Nobel Peace Prize and her Marriage Controversy
She was honored to receive the Nobel Peace Prize when she was seventeen for her influential work on the education of girls, especially in backward areas of Pakistan. She shared the peace award with another children’s rights activist from India, Kailash Satyarthi. She also established her non-profit Malala Fund, and it invested around $2 million in Afghanistan. Additionally, Yousafzai signed an agreement with Apple TV+ that will see her produce documentaries and dramas that focus on children and women.
In July 2021, Yousafzai told British Vogue magazine that she was unsure if she would marry someone. She added that she still doesn’t understand why people married. If you want to have somebody in your life, why do you have to sign nikkah? Why can not it just be a partnership? However, people across Pakistan heavily criticized her on this statement. Users also trolled her on social media platforms for her mocking statement about nikkah.
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