Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai “tied the knot” with her partner during an Islamic ceremony in Birmingham. She and Asser Malik had a Nikkah ceremony.
“Asser and I tied the knot to be partners for life,” she declared on Twitter on Tuesday, stating how she just had a “little Nikkah ceremony with the family.”
“We are excited to go together for the journey ahead,” she added.
Malala, now 24, was 15 when the Taliban and Pakistan targeted her for speaking out for the right of girls to speak out.
Malala referred to the day as the most “precious in her life”. World-famous Pakistan based women rights’ activist, Malala had taken refuge in the West Midlands after the Taliban shot her in the head in 2012.
Although not a legally compulsory contract, a Nikkah is an initial step in an Islamic marriage.
In 2012, she survived the attack, in which a militant shot her while she was on her school bus in the northwest of the Swat Valley. Two girls, including Malala were injured in the attack.
After recovering from her almost fatal injuries, she and her family moved to Birmingham, which she later called “a second home”. At the age of 17, she became the youngest personality to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
A separate ceremony is often performed privately, and the activist did not specify whether the couple had a separate civil ceremony.
She completed her studies from Oxford University and became a leading human rights activist.
Malala had previously expressed her concerns about getting marriage.
In an interview with Vogue in July, she said: “I still do not understand why people get married.”
“If you want a person in your life, why do you have to sign marriage papers, why can it not just be a partnership?” they continue.