Malala Yousufzai is a 22 years old influential champion of female education in the world. From a young age, her enduring perseverance in empowering women quickly gained a global eye, propelling her to become a chart-topping author and the youngest person to win a Nobel Peace Prize. But her recent views on marriage stir a squall and people are exasperated about her beliefs, she has been a top trend on Twitter right now. Malala’s Views on ‘Marriage & Nikkah’ Sparked Criticism on Social Media.
Malala’s views on marriage trigger war on social media
In her interview, she expressed her desire and beliefs on marriage institutions. She said,
“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 thinks marriage is inappropriate for her
Malala’s parents had an “arranged love marriage” but she is not sure if marriage is for her. She further expressed her views on marriage, and her views are enough to exacerbate her standing.
“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? My mum is like, ‘Don’t you dare say anything like that! You have to get married, marriage is beautiful,”
When you are a public figure your words matter a lot. Malala is just 23 now, and at this age, youngsters often battle such questions in their heads. However, Pakistanis were swift to shindig the girl who has such beliefs on marriage, so Malala should think once to utter a word on a sensitive issue which is also a Sunnat in our religion.
Malala faces heavy criticism on Twitter
So according to #Malala you can live with someone “without getting married” just as PARTNER, wearing Dupatta and promoting western thoughts is a reason why Pakistanis don’t support this HYPOCRISY anymore! pic.twitter.com/hSxEftxK4P
— Syeda Trimzi (@TrimiziiiSyeda) June 2, 2021
— Komal Ansari | free 🇵🇸 (@DrKomal26) June 2, 2021
— Fasih Uddin (@Fasih_Uddin) June 2, 2021
— H A 〽️ Z A (@hamzabhatti__) June 2, 2021
Marriage and signing marriage papers is not the same as NIKAH. She didn’t say anything against NIKAH. She said she doesn’t want to get into the legal side of things ie signing papers. Nikah doesn’t require legal papers. #Malala #Nikah
— Jinnah’s Republic (@JinnahsRepublic) June 2, 2021
Malala’s views about love and marriage were perplexing. Nonetheless, being a public figure that represents Pakistan on the international spectrum, her stance should sit well with the public.