Malala Yousafzai was born on the 12th of July, 1997, in Mingora, Pakistan. She attended Kushal School, a school that her father Ziauddin ran for girls that had been banned from attending school by the Taliban, up to 2012, and completed the rest of her education at Edgbaston High School in Birmingham, England. Malala is an activist who has spoken out publicly against the Taliban and their prohibition of girls receiving education. She has given several speeches and interviews, including a speech given at the United Nations, has appeared on TV numerous times, and has in the past blogged about life under Taliban rule for the BBC. On the 12th of October, 2012, a Taliban gunman attempted to kill her as she was going home from school by shooting her in the head, but she survived. She had published a book, I am Malala, and has received multiple awards, including the United Nations Human Rights Prize in 2013, and the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.
The most noticeable work Malala is currently involved in is the Malala Fund. The Malala Fund is an organisation that works towards every girl being able to have a full 12 years of education, as is their right. They operate in countries such as Pakistan, Nigeria, and Kenya, as well as working with Syrian refugees. They do work such as provide funding for textbooks, equipment and uniforms for schools and students, provide education programs for girls that can’t attend a school or who have married early, and work with UNICEF and UNHCR to provide tutoring for girls in refugee camps.
How is She a prophet?
The definition of prophet in modern times, it would seem, is someone who educates people in important matters, who upholds the values that they think are important, and who, most importantly, helps improve the lives of others. While some of these modern-day prophets incorporate the words of their God into their teachings, not everyone does. Malala is a prime example of that. In the Bible, the prophets tried to educate people about God, as well as other important matters. While Malala may not be preaching about God, she is trying her best to let people know about how much girls are suffering under rules and restriction that prevent them from going to school, and hoe they can be helped. She is striving for girls to receive better education, and is one of the biggest voices when it comes to education rights. These things she has done, these amazing things, are what make her like a prophet.