Pakistani education activist, Malala Yousafzai, has tied the knot in an intimate ceremony on Tuesday. She broke the news with the pictures of her Nikkah ceremony on Twitter.
Felicitations started to pour in for activists from all over the world as soon as she shared the news of getting married. “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,” wrote Malala Yousafzai said in a tweet.
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
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Malala Yousafzai was dressed in a light pink dress for her Nikkah ceremony. She shared the picture of the groom along with her parents and siblings. Her tweet has garnered immense traction on social media.
A few months ago, her statements regarding marriage have created a huge controversy on social media. When asked about marriage, she did not give a clear answer as to when she intends to tie the knot and with whom.
In June, Malala had graced the cover of the famous fashion magazine, British Vogue.
Pictures of the covers circulated on social media. While her advocates are celebrating her success, Malala’s detractors are posting sour comments on Twitter. Nevertheless, education activist is garnering praise from all over the world.
Her statement of questioning getting married has baffled Pakistanis and prompted a debate on social media regarding the merits and credibility of the institution of marriage.
She passed a few confusing statements on marriage when asked about her plans, love, and marriage in her latest interview with the fashion magazine, British Vogue.
“I still don’t understand why people have to get married. If you want to have a person in your life, why do you have to sign marriage papers, why can’t it just be a partnership?” said Malala Yousafzai in her interview with British Vogue Magazine.
She said that her friends are finding partners and sharing their stories on social media but she is not sure what she wants. “You know, on social media, everyone’s sharing their relationship stories, and you get worried…If you can trust someone or not, [and] how can you be sure.”
Malala’s parents had an “arranged love marriage” but she isn’t sure if marriage is for her. “My mum is like, ‘Don’t you dare say anything like that! You have to get married, marriage is beautiful,” said Malala.
These remarks had caused a frenzy on social media and have left Twitter divided. Some supported her saying that she is as confused as any young person of her age at 23. Others added that she has not stopped people from marrying.