Malala Yousafzai: A Modern Day Prophet Today

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A prophet speaks exquisitely encouraged words to others. Prophets are willing to give up their life for what they believe in. They bring new ideas to situations, and don’t follow other’s work. They are gifted with the ways of God, and have spiritual insight on certain problems. To be a prophet takes hard work. If you do something so immense, and it helps people around you, doesn’t mean you automatically fall under prophecy. You have to have the full criteria. That is why it’s hard to find a modern day prophet today. Many people in the world today have done something big, but are not viewed as prophetic, because of their power, or personality. Malala Yousafzai is a perfect example of a modern day prophet, because of her brave personality,…show more content…
Then, Pakistan started to change, because of the Taliban’s rule. Malala went to a school that her father had established, and was fairly a really bright student. Until, the Taliban started to attack girls’ schools in Swat. Malala had the motivation to speak out, and then set up a speech in Peshawar, Pakistan in September 2008. The title of the speech was, "How dare the Taliban take away my basic right to education?" This was start of Malala’s prophetic service. In the start of 2009, Malala started to blog about, living beneath the Taliban’s vicious threats, and the discarding of her education. She did all of this under the name, “Gul Makai.” In December of 2009, she was revealed to the world as the…show more content…
Even though the family was frightened by the threat, they felt that the Taliban wouldn’t have done anything. On October 9 2012, fifteen-year-old Malala was attacked on a school bus. Getting shot on the left side of her head; then travelling down her neck. In the process, two other girls got hurt. “I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday. One year ago I left my home for school and never returned. I was shot by a Taliban bullet and was flown out of Pakistan unconscious.” (Yousafzai 3)
After the accident, she didn’t suffer any major brain damage. In March 2013, she attended school in Birmingham. The shooting led to a lot of support for Malala. She used that as motivation to give a moving speech on her birthday, and release her first book, “I AM Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Was Shot By The Taliban.” Malala is still considered a target to the Taliban today.
Yousafzai is still a devoted advocate for education. In 2013, she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, but didn’t win. The next year, she was named a nominee again, and won. At age 17, she became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. The young activist continued to take action on global education by opening a school for Syrian refugee girls in Lebanon. Malala Yousafzi is truly inspirational, and doesn’t take no for an answer. That is why
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