Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate who was shot by the Pakistani Taliban for advocating for girls’ education, married on Tuesday in a simple ceremony in Birmingham, central England, she revealed on social media.
“Today marks a precious day in my life. Asser (Malik) and I tied the knot to be partners for life,” she wrote on Twitter, where she also posted images of herself and her new husband on their wedding day.
“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,” she added.
The first step in an Islamic marriage is a nikkah ceremony.
Yousafzai was shot in the head by militants from the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, an offshoot of the Afghan Taliban, on a school bus in her birthplace of Swat in 2012.
She recovered after months of therapy both at home and abroad before co-authoring the best-selling memoir “I am Malala.”