Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Pakistani Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education, married in a small ceremony in Birmingham, central England, on Tuesday, she announced on social media.
He wrote on Twitter, “Today is a precious day in my life. Asar (Malik) and I tied the knot to be partners for life.”
“We had a small nikah ceremony at home in Birmingham with my family. Please send us your prayers. We look forward to walking together for the journey ahead,” he said.
A Nikah ceremony is the first step in an Islamic marriage.
When she was 15 years old, while on a school bus in 2012, Yousafzai was shot in the head in her hometown of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, an offshoot of the Afghan Taliban, in the Swat Valley.
She recovered after months of treatment at home and abroad, before co-writing a best-selling memoir titled “I am Malala”.
Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 at the age of 17, sharing the award with India’s child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi.
He graduated from Oxford University last year with degrees in philosophy, politics and economics.
Now 24 years old, she advocates for girls’ education, with her non-profit Malala Fund investing $2 million in Afghanistan.
She has also signed a deal with Apple TV+, in which she will produce dramas and documentaries focused on women and children.