Stories of Near Death Experiences
Posted: 23 Rabi-u-Thani 1422, 15 July 2001
|Q.) I wanted to know if it is all right to read and trust stories of
people on the web who have had near death experiences (NDE). Can you recommend any safe
site where one may read about such trustworthy experiences and take admonition from them.
[Bilal Khaliq, Pakistan].
A.) The following comments by Mufti Taqi Usmani in introduction to an
article in Rabi-ul-Awwal 1422 (June 2001) issue of Albalagh Urdu answer the question.
"The most authentic means of learning about the life after death are Qur'an and
Sunnah. What we learn from the Qur'an and Sunnah is true and correct and anything beyond
that based on observations and experiences cannot be used as hujjat (argument). However if
any such observation or experience is in accordance with anything described in Qur'an and
Hadith then one should take admonition from it." [Translated by Khalid Baig]
That issue also contains an article reporting two such incidents experienced by the
author Dr. Amjad Ali Jafferi. In addition, the Urdu book Zikro-Fikr by Mufti Taqi Usmani
contains some NDE stories.