Stories of Near Death Experiences

By Mufti Taqi Usmani
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.