Today, Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai married Asser. Asser, a girl’s education activist, held their nikkah at home in Birmingham.
Ms. Yousafzai announced the life event by tweeting, “Today marks an important day in my life. Asser and me tied the knot to become partners for life. We had a small nikkah celebration at our Birmingham home with our families. We ask for your prayers. We look forward to walking together on the journey ahead.
Today marks a precious day in my life.— Malala (@Malala) November 9, 2021
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.
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Ms. Yousafzai was a Pakistani citizen. In 2012, she was just 11 years old when Taliban terrorists shot her for speaking out in support of girls’ rights and learning. This made her a target in Pakistan where “welcoming a baby girl does not always warrant celebration.”
She was taken to Birmingham’s hospital where she was treated and then continued her activism for education of the girl child.After months of rehabilitation and surgeries, she was able to join her family in their new home in the UK in 2014. She founded Malala Fund with the support of her father, which is a charity that aims to give every girl the chance to choose her future.
In recognition of her efforts, Ms. Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Dec 2014. She also became the youngest ever Nobel laureate. She continued her studies at Oxford University, where she graduated in 2020.