The wedding of a young couple in Pakistan, Asad Khan and Nimra, has created a firestorm on social media. It has also raised the hackles of self-styled commentators and guardians of morality. Asad Khan and Nimra are both 18 years old.
The marriage of this couple has created a buzz on the social media claiming that they are too young to tie the knot. Also that their marriage is a travesty of conventional, social ethics or whether it is anti-religious.
The pictures of the young and youthful couple grabbed a million eyeballs on social media and the goggle box. Many people on social media could not stop themselves from pointing out, in particular, the groom’s age.
Although, many people are passing out negative comments on the wedding of Nimra and Asad Khan but, there are many other people who are actually happy for this newlywed couple as they chose the best Islamic practice.
The 18 year old couple was respectful of the people who were being critical and said that everyone thinks differently so they don’t care if some people are trolling them.
Asad Khan and Nimra gave an interview in which they said, “Some wish to get married after becoming financially stable and some get married at an early age.”
Nimra said “I don’t really care what people say, I’ve got what I wanted.”
Asad said that he and his father both wanted him to get married at the age of 18 or 20. His bride, however, said she had a different plan. “I wanted to marry at 25 or 30,” Nimra said.
Nimra told that she tried to explain to Asad that they were very young and hadn’t even completed their education. She added, “Asad said if I wanted to marry him then I’ve got to do it now.” She said yes after both families agreed to get them married.
Asad lives with his family in Muscat, Oman where he and Nimra will jet off to after a month in order to continue their education. The couple has also planned to go on a world tour soon.
The couple thanked the people who have supported them. Their supporters include actor Imran Ashraf, who was having none of the hate some people were throwing at the couple.
He said the internet has become a court where people punish others to take out their frustrations. “People should congratulate the couple for getting married. They should pray that Allah fills their life with happiness,” the actor wrote in a comment on Instagram.