Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel peace prize laureate was married in England on Tuesday, nine years after being shot in the head by the Taliban as a teenager. Aged 24, she tied the knot with Asser Malik, the manager of the Pakistan Cricket Board in a small Islamic ceremony called Nikkah.
She posted on Twitter about her precious day and wrote:
“Today marks a precious day in my life. Please send us your prayers. We are excited to walk together for the journey ahead.”
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
Thousands responded with good wishes and congratulations from Priyanka Chopra to Greta Thunberg, with the tweet attracting more than 227,000 ‘likes’.
Yousafzai spent months in treatment after she was shot in 2012, and went on to write a best-selling memoir titled “I am Malala” and graduate from Oxford University with a degree in philosophy, politics, and economics.
Her non-profit Malala Fund has now invested $2m in Afghanistan. She has also signed a deal with Apple TV+ that will see her produce dramas and documentaries that focus on women and children.
With minimal details on her wedding, Malala posted a few pictures that showed her husband sign a document and also showed the couple under a tree looking at each other. We wish the married couple a beautiful beginning ahead and a life of happiness.