Aarifa Randhawa: Breathing proof that miracles happen

Published: December 31, 2011

Aarifa Karim Randhawa.

FAISALABAD: Child prodigy Aarifa Karim Randhawa continued to startle the world on Friday, when she showed signs of life a day after doctors at Lahore’s CMH hospital gave up all hope for her survival after she suffered a cardiac arrest on December 22.

A day after her doctors suggested switching off her life support saying there was ‘no hope’; Aarifa started showing some brain activity and twitched her fingers, her father Lt Col (Retd) Amjad Karim Randhawa told The Express Tribune. The youngest-ever Microsoft certified professional, however, is still in critical condition.

The family has been receiving calls from across the world for Aarifa’s health and prayers for her recovery, her father said. After the latest development in her condition, doctors and experts at the hospital shifted their strategy on trying to save Aarifa.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 31st, 2011.

Reader Comments (126)

  • Syed Faizan
    Dec 30, 2011 - 11:42PM

    may allah heal her… i will pray for her ,ya Allah pak is girl ko jald sey Jald Sehtiyabi ata farma meray MaaLik…

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  • Saim Baig
    Dec 30, 2011 - 11:49PM

    Wish her a speedy recovery!!!

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  • Mohammad
    Dec 30, 2011 - 11:56PM

    may Allah give her best of health n may she regain health at earliest..al prayers n wishes!!!

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  • Saad
    Dec 30, 2011 - 11:57PM

    Alhumdulillah…..we should NOT lose hope and keep our faith in Allah….

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  • Amar
    Dec 31, 2011 - 12:09AM

    May Allah bless her with health

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  • Dec 31, 2011 - 12:09AM

    Miracles do happen…I am hoping this is one Insha Allah…

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  • Fauzan Naeem
    Dec 31, 2011 - 12:18AM

    Wishing her a speedy recovery. Keep up the prayers people.

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  • Akbar
    Dec 31, 2011 - 12:19AM

    Ya ALLAH piyari bati ko kamil shifa day AAMIN

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  • Waqas Butt
    Dec 31, 2011 - 12:27AM

    Finally Allah has listened the prayers of the people. May she gets back to normal life very soon. Ameen

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  • Bling Bling
    Dec 31, 2011 - 12:29AM

    I have been praying for her. Inshallah Allah taala will grant her swift recovery and give her a long life. Ameen.

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  • Seema Kapadia
    Dec 31, 2011 - 12:32AM

    May Allah help her. Must be so difficult for the parents. Inshallah, this bad phase too shall pass. She will be fine soon.

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  • someone
    Dec 31, 2011 - 12:33AM

    InshaAllah she will be fine and will be among us very soon. May Allah grant her full and speedy recovery. God is great and Only He can save her.

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  • Bling Bling
    Dec 31, 2011 - 12:37AM

    She is a fighter, she can survive this Inshallah

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  • Imran Mohammad
    Dec 31, 2011 - 12:45AM

    May Allah give speedy recovery. She is Pakistan’s pride…!!!

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  • Basil
    Dec 31, 2011 - 12:48AM

    She will get better soon, such gifted people do not leave the world this early..

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  • ANON
    Dec 31, 2011 - 12:50AM

    Get well soon Arifa! Lots of love and prayers for you. You can’t die. Prayers of millions of people are with you.Recommend

  • Muneeb
    Dec 31, 2011 - 1:03AM

    This country seriously needs such people. May Allah give her healthy life.

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  • Halima
    Dec 31, 2011 - 1:06AM

    Insha’Allah she will recover soon. Allah grant her health (Ameen).

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  • Dec 31, 2011 - 1:10AM

    She is a valuable asset and proud of Pakistan. YA ALLAH YOU HAVE ALWAYS LISTENED TO MY PRAYERS. Please Help her to regain the life.

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  • Truth From Pakistan
    Dec 31, 2011 - 1:24AM

    Miracles do happen ! Alhamdolilah. May she recovers completely soon. Aameen. May all the prayers be heard. Aameen.

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  • Dec 31, 2011 - 1:26AM

    AlhamudulilAllah!!!! I cant explain how happy the b=news has made me.. I desperately pray for her complete recovery!! Amen

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  • Taha Shamim Siddiqui
    Dec 31, 2011 - 1:26AM

    there has been news from some quarters that God forbid she has passed away. Can anyone please confirm it ?

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  • Dec 31, 2011 - 1:39AM

    May Allah enable her to recover fully. Ameen.

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  • Arham Sarfaraz
    Dec 31, 2011 - 1:41AM

    ALHAMDULILAH may ALLAH bless her and keep her healthy always

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  • Humzah Rana
    Dec 31, 2011 - 1:41AM

    gEt wEL sOOn..!! =)

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  • ishaq
    Dec 31, 2011 - 1:56AM

    Good News!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Shayan
    Dec 31, 2011 - 1:57AM

    She is the daughter of Pakistan & will always be…

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  • AMRAN
    Dec 31, 2011 - 1:57AM

    insha’Allah she will be fine soon….Recommend

  • Dec 31, 2011 - 2:15AM

    What better a news could be for a new year for her parents. May Allah give her strength and happy life in years ahead. Amen.

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  • ISI
    Dec 31, 2011 - 2:20AM

    I pray to my lord to the creator of the universe from bottom of my heart, Please bless her with health. Ya rab

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  • JR
    Dec 31, 2011 - 2:27AM

    May by Allah’s grace she gets well!

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  • SUPER MECH01
    Dec 31, 2011 - 2:33AM

    MAY SHE LIVES MORE N MAY ALLAH SUBHAN U TALA GIVE HER MORE ACHIEVEMENT AS B4 N SHE CONTINUE TO REPRESENT THE NAME OF PAKISTAN THROUGH OUT THE WORLD

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  • Shahzeen
    Dec 31, 2011 - 2:34AM

    Insha’Allah she will recover :)

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  • Shifa Khan
    Dec 31, 2011 - 2:59AM

    O Allah, Lord and Sustainer of mankind, remove his difficulty and cure her.
    You are the only One who cures. There is no cure but Yours. Grant such
    (complete) cure that leaves no trace of illness.

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  • hiranmay
    Dec 31, 2011 - 3:02AM

    I pray for her recovery, May she live a long and happy life and her dreams come true.
    The deserves much better than this.
    God Bless….

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  • Atique Khan
    Dec 31, 2011 - 3:12AM

    Inshallah, she will recover and will become one of the brightest stars of Pakistan.

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  • Dec 31, 2011 - 3:14AM

    makes me feel good and so much more hopeful. She will get the blessings of healthy life soon InshaAllah. Ameen. Summa Ameen!Recommend

  • The Believer
    Dec 31, 2011 - 3:15AM

    Hope Arifa gets well soon. let us all pray for her with at least a moment of full concentration.

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  • Sachal Sarmast
    Dec 31, 2011 - 3:51AM

    Thanks God. Just engage best physician and expert on ventilators, and wait. Doctors please, do not give up on her. Wait for days and even for months. Please do not give up.

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  • Max
    Dec 31, 2011 - 5:40AM

    My thoughts are with her. May she get over this and her parents have sigh of relief. Kiddo! You are going to make it.

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  • Rashid
    Dec 31, 2011 - 5:40AM

    @Taha Shamim Siddiqui, they are rumors. She is in the hospital. Pray that she gets well soon, Insha’ALLAH!

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  • Waqas
    Dec 31, 2011 - 5:43AM

    May Allah Almighty bless her with the best of health happiness and success Ameen

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  • Sadia
    Dec 31, 2011 - 7:00AM

    May Allah grant her health and her parents the strength.

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  • hafizarshad
    Dec 31, 2011 - 7:22AM

    may Allah bless her with best health and long life ……… aamin

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  • RajX
    Dec 31, 2011 - 8:05AM

    Please get her out of pakistan to some place where she will get the best care.This girl deserves to go to the US.Recommend

  • Rizwan
    Dec 31, 2011 - 8:54AM

    She’s coming back n she will come back Inshallah Keep up the prayers nation Allah is listening

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  • ali salman
    Dec 31, 2011 - 8:57AM

    this younge women is no less than a man. She’s fighting with herself for days now! May GOD gv her health so she can continue her adventure! And her family some patience. Our prayers are with you!

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  • sohaib
    Dec 31, 2011 - 9:20AM

    May Allah give her health..All our dua’s are wid you young girls..InshAllah you will be fine..We are proud of you and you’re an asset for Pakistan..We wont let you this early!

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  • Siddharth Sharma
    Dec 31, 2011 - 9:47AM

    May God help u in gaining health…Recommend

  • kaalchakra
    Dec 31, 2011 - 9:50AM

    Hope she makes it. A great fighter, this lovely little lady.

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  • Dec 31, 2011 - 9:53AM

    Thank God! I can’t be more thankful, I hope she gets well soon and live long, happy and healthy :D

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  • kk
    Dec 31, 2011 - 9:57AM

    aww… May Allah bless her with health n life… I have been praying for her…. InshaaAllah we’ll see her again in normal condition…

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  • RizwanTKhan
    Dec 31, 2011 - 10:00AM

    Allah will cure her Inshallah….we all praying

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  • Dec 31, 2011 - 10:15AM

    May Allah give you best of health as he has showered his blessings on you earlier. YOu have made your parents and all PAKISTAN proud.

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  • CB Guy
    Dec 31, 2011 - 10:35AM

    Its heartening to seem so many people wishing her well. INSHALLAH the ALMIGHTY will soon provide us with joy of her health.

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  • adnan
    Dec 31, 2011 - 10:41AM

    i have no words for u arifa feeling so criying n so deadly n i wish may Allah give you best of health i will always pray for uRecommend

  • Dec 31, 2011 - 10:51AM

    salaam aarifa i have no words wht i say about dis all situation i have no idea em feelings so criyng bas i wish may Allah give u health or u know everyone needs u aarifa aur i dnt know asa q hota hai anyway we all are proud of u aarifa bas insha Allah u dnt woryy i will always pray for u Allah hafiz :(Recommend

  • Malik Haris
    Dec 31, 2011 - 11:33AM

    get well soon sis……..
    me and my family members are praying for your health.

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  • Malik Haris
    Dec 31, 2011 - 11:34AM

    GET WELL SOON SIS……
    me and my family members are praying for your health.

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  • Mahmood Ahmed
    Dec 31, 2011 - 11:36AM

    May Allah Bless her a a Healthy and Beautiful Life.

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  • imran
    Dec 31, 2011 - 12:21PM

    May Allah Almighty bless her with the best of health happiness and success Ameen

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  • Haroon
    Dec 31, 2011 - 12:35PM

    May Allah give her strength and save her precious life (Ameen)
    InshAllah she will get back to normal

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  • Rashed
    Dec 31, 2011 - 1:36PM

    May Allaha give her health.

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  • Waqas Sarwar
    Dec 31, 2011 - 2:14PM

    May Allah bless her health. Ameen

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  • Abid Mansoor Pasha
    Dec 31, 2011 - 2:29PM

    Almighty do a miricle and saved her! Ameen

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  • Abid Mansoor Pasha
    Dec 31, 2011 - 2:31PM

    Almighty every one is expecting a miricle and every one is very much believing that this miricle is on the way! Ameen

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  • fabhatti
    Dec 31, 2011 - 2:35PM

    I am so glad and relieved to hear this. May Allah give her a long, happy and prosperous life. As a parent I can understand what this means to her parents. Will be praying for her ..

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  • fabhatti
    Dec 31, 2011 - 2:39PM

    Lets all pray for her more than we normally pray for ourselves. InshaAllah Allah will give her health..

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  • Khurram Mansoor
    Dec 31, 2011 - 3:08PM

    May Allah give her health and speedy recovery.

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  • Mohammad Hassam Siddiqi
    Dec 31, 2011 - 3:53PM

    I pray to Allah that .. Arifa the genius girl gets recovery with lightning speed.. All our wishes are with her and her family.. Allah arifa per aur tamaam musalmaan jo is waqt zindagi aur maut ki kashmakash me hen unhen sehat ada farma .. Ameen.

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  • Ammar Touqir Rathore
    Dec 31, 2011 - 4:10PM

    May God Help her & Bless her to gain complete health. Ameen

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  • Dec 31, 2011 - 4:49PM

    may Allah give her health. we really need people like you in our country

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  • Dec 31, 2011 - 4:50PM

    may ALLAH save her and give her health. we really need people like you in our country

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  • Adeel Ahmed
    Dec 31, 2011 - 5:15PM

    May Almighty Allah give her a new live.She is very young and innocent child and it is believed that nothing bad happens to innocent people.May Allah recover her from this state ameen

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  • Kazmi
    Dec 31, 2011 - 7:57PM

    She’s gonna See the Sunrise of 2012 InshaALLAH , May LORD give her good Health , (amen)..

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  • rabia rasheed
    Dec 31, 2011 - 8:15PM

    arifa we all love you nd GOD definitely
    love you and give recovery to ur health

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  • Khadim Raza Abdi
    Dec 31, 2011 - 8:23PM

    Thank you ALLAH YA RAHMAN YA RAHEEM , bless her with unlimited health and a very very long life!!!! Ameen

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  • Sohail
    Dec 31, 2011 - 8:53PM

    GOD plz help her for helth.Recommend

  • malik
    Dec 31, 2011 - 8:55PM

    May ALLAH protect Arefa from the critical illness, we all pray for you to get better. hope you recover soon.Recommend

  • Jibran
    Dec 31, 2011 - 9:23PM

    Aey Allah Almighty be kind on her and give patience to her Guardians.
    The prayers of All Pakistani’s are with Arfa
    She is our National Hero.
    Aye Allah please be kind on her and recover her quick
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  • Faizan
    Dec 31, 2011 - 9:46PM

    ALHAMDULILAH, May Almighty ALLAH grant her health…. AMEEN

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  • Dec 31, 2011 - 9:47PM

    Prayers will not do anything, Bin Laden also prayed 5 times a day. She requires best medical attention and her will power. Let the government put all the resources available with it including tele-medicine.

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  • Shahnaz
    Dec 31, 2011 - 10:57PM

    Let’s pray for a miracle.

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  • Arber
    Dec 31, 2011 - 11:36PM

    How’s she doing? I can’t find any updates on her healths status. I hope she gets through this.

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  • JJ
    Jan 1, 2012 - 12:53AM

    People everywhere are praying for and sending good wishes for the recovery of this remarkable young lady and a healthy return to her family in the new year.

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  • Parsi
    Jan 1, 2012 - 2:00AM

    You are a fighter Aarifa. Keep fighting. May God support you throughout.

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  • Atif Fida
    Jan 1, 2012 - 4:40AM

    i read this massage from the wall of Arifa’s FB write by Mohsin Ali

    AOA, If some body can deliver my massege to Arfa´s family that if they can manage to put the headphone around Arfa´s ears with recite of Sura-e-rehman of Qari Basit. I have heared of some miracles in such medical conditions where doctors had given up their hope. Please forward this massege to her family if possible. Praying for her health….

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  • C. Fitzpatrick
    Jan 1, 2012 - 7:28AM

    Prayer for the recovery and health of this young girl.Recommend

  • talal iqbal
    Jan 1, 2012 - 8:30AM

    allah do miracles and she will come back inshalla.

    Blockquote

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  • talal iqbal
    Jan 1, 2012 - 8:31AM

    allah do miracles and she will be soon fine inshalla

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  • Zafar Siddique
    Jan 1, 2012 - 9:53AM

    May Allah bless you with good health soon. Live Long dear kid!

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  • Zafar Siddique
    Jan 1, 2012 - 9:54AM

    Live long dear kid!

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  • Rizwan
    Jan 1, 2012 - 10:38AM

    Inshallah she will be fine and recover very soon. Whole the nation is praying for her and miracle “SHALL” happen. She is “PROUD” of Pakistan.

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  • R S JOHAR
    Jan 1, 2012 - 10:55AM

    Miracles do happen. A few months back a 80 yrs old Muslim from UP state who was declared dead in hospital during his cremation suddenly came back to life. He appeared on TV channels and explained that he after being dead passed through a long dark tunnel was taken to a person who declared that they had brought the wrong person and he should be taken back immediately. This man survived and was shown sitting in his village house along with family including his grand children. So they make mistakes in heavens also. Pray that Aarifa also survives and live a long life.

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  • Kashan
    Jan 1, 2012 - 12:07PM

    May ALLAH safe her and give her good health INSHALLAH.
    AMEEN YA RUB

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  • faisal aqurz
    Jan 1, 2012 - 12:09PM

    mayyy allah tabarak o tahalla blesss him
    i persnalllyyyyyyyy prayyy 4 him…
    may she live long

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  • khurram
    Jan 1, 2012 - 12:46PM

    Dear Allah, (What you can do no one can& what no one can do only you can) please help her. Come on sis wake up, we all are missing your cute smile

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  • Jibran
    Jan 1, 2012 - 12:49PM

    We all are Praying
    How is she now??

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  • Farah Masood
    Jan 1, 2012 - 2:06PM

    She is from our LGS family. May God bless her and give her a speedy recovery. Ameen!

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  • faraz
    Jan 1, 2012 - 5:12PM

    O Allah please give her health and normal life Ameen

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  • adeel chaudhary
    Jan 1, 2012 - 5:19PM

    May she will recover soon and live long. Ameen

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  • adeel chaudhary
    Jan 1, 2012 - 5:21PM

    MAY she live long and recover soon.Ameen

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  • tehreem tariq
    Jan 1, 2012 - 5:44PM

    may allah give her long life .She is a pride for Pkistan

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  • tehreem tariq
    Jan 1, 2012 - 5:45PM

    may allah gave her health

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  • Tahir Shaikh
    Jan 1, 2012 - 6:29PM

    InshAllah she will fight it out very soon..By the grace of Allah she will be back.Recommend

  • Abid
    Jan 1, 2012 - 7:54PM

    My prayers with the little angel….InshAllah she’ll be back.

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  • MAD
    Jan 2, 2012 - 12:50AM

    ET do keep us updated on this issue. the country depends on people like this girl. as it is they are few and far between. we need as many as we can get

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  • Terry
    Jan 2, 2012 - 3:03AM

    @RajX: You Indian better be serious for a change She is not in a condition even to be air ambulated to Karachi, let alone all the way to USA.

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  • Nasiruddin
    Jan 2, 2012 - 12:07PM

    With best wishes to little Arifa. May Allah, the most merciful, the most beneficient, grant her fast and complete recovery, a long and happy life and many more successess.

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  • nabeel iqbal
    Jan 2, 2012 - 12:17PM

    may Allah bless her with best health and long life ……… aamin

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  • Moon Khan
    Jan 2, 2012 - 3:45PM

    She will be better soon INSHALLAH, every1 Prayers are with her MAY ALLAH ALMIGHTY bless her and gives her a good health and she lives more and more with many many achievements AMEEN SUM AMEEN.

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  • Shady
    Jan 2, 2012 - 4:34PM

    May Allah bless this lil girl and give her health.
    Ameeen.

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  • Shady
    Jan 2, 2012 - 4:36PM

    May Allah Help this Little Angel and give her health.
    Ameen

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  • Ahmad
    Jan 2, 2012 - 4:50PM

    Oh Allah! Please cure the illness of Arfa Karim. Please Give Her Full Recovery. Ameen

    Please Pray 4 a Miracle! Miracles happen, and I think Zack Dunlaps story was 1.

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  • Farrr
    Jan 3, 2012 - 2:40AM

    Oh Allah…. She is young and innocent. We love her. But let your will be done, not ours… You know best and we know nothing. Amen

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  • b k
    Jan 3, 2012 - 8:56AM

    She needs some new doctors in a better place

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  • Jan 4, 2012 - 2:51PM

    May Allah give her SHIFA, Pls recite soorae RAHMAN for her and let her listen.

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  • Sam
    Jan 5, 2012 - 12:48AM

    I pray one day Arfa will read all these messages and feel happy that so much love was sent her way. She deserves this and more. Prayers for her speedy recovery. Ameen.

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  • Babar
    Jan 9, 2012 - 8:17PM

    @Syed Faizan:
    Ameen Summa Ameen.
    I pray Allah from my heart, That please give her health.

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  • KM
    Jan 9, 2012 - 10:18PM

    Hope she recovers soon! Inshallah

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  • Naeema
    Jan 10, 2012 - 12:30PM

    inshalla Allah will make you better i will say my prayers for you all my family want’ s you to get better hopefully Allah will make you happy.

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  • Ahmad
    Jan 15, 2012 - 3:03PM

    Good people never stay long in this world.Aarifa has done her job and all we can say about her is that May ALLAH give her rest and peace in her eternal life.

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  • Girl9
    Jan 15, 2012 - 9:09PM

    Loss of Afra Karim is big :’( but dont be upset instead be happy for her as Allah himself has said that ”HE GIVES NO SOUL BURDEN MORE THAN TO THAT WHICH THAT PERSON COULD TAKE”. It means Allah Karim has safed Afra from a buren that we dont know and only Allah knows (what it was going to be) do pray for her jannat ameen sumameen.

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  • Jan 16, 2012 - 12:38AM

    We Miss you alote Arifa. You were my favorite. You are the legend for Pakistan forever.
    Miss you so much.

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  • M. Arif
    Jan 24, 2012 - 10:09PM

    Allah tallah ARIFA KARIM ko jannat ul firdoos mein jaga atta farmain. ameen.

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  • M. Arif
    Jan 24, 2012 - 10:13PM

    Allah tallah ARIFA KARIM ko janat ul firdoos mein jaga atta farmain. ameenRecommend

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