Baghdad, 21 October, 1996. I was cutting a tree in the garden of my house. After a lot of effort, I felt cardiac problems then I was in swoon. I was transferred to the hospital and was admitted the intensive care unit. I stayed seventy-two hours. The doctor told me that I had a heart infarction and the remedy would take six months.
After a week while sleeping one night, with my son sleeping close to me, I felt something swooped into my face. I was scared a lot. I tried to open my eyes but I couldn't because it was as if there was a barrier between my eyes and that thing. I tried talk to my son but I couldn't move my tongue or the muscles of my jaw. I lost consciousness so I couldn't hear. I also tried to move my feet but I could not, so I succumbed. I felt that I entered to a black eerie and awesome world looking like a long tunnel. Suddenly I felt a twinge of needle at my left wrist, and then I felt my body was coming back to me and my soul returned to my body. I heard the daylight call to prayer. I thought that maybe I had a bad nightmare.
Two weeks after I had the same thing happen, I felt something swooped into my face. I entered to dark black tunnel, and then I reached to a shining colored phosphoric golden world. I looked at myself, I couldn't see my body so I knew that I had left it behind, it was on the bed and my family was crying there. The speed was much more light speed, but it was fun. I tried to turn my head around me but I could not my sight was straight ahead only.
I exited that world to a third world, this new world looked like our world at sunrise time, with some clouds, with wafts of breeze, I said to myself here I will not suffer anymore, this is the end of sickness and fatigue.
Again, I tried to look around me but I could not. After that, I felt a twinge of needle at my left wrist. Then I felt my body was coming back to me and my soul returned to my body, and again I heard the calling to the daylight.
In the next patrol medical check, he checked my heart as a routine, I noticed marks of exclamatory on his face, and he asked me what happened to you? I told him the story, then I looked at the mirror and I saw my left eye pulled down! And it was some of shiners up to my face.
Date NDE Occurred: 21- 10 - 1996
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Heart attack Life threatening event, but not clinical death
How do you consider the content of your experience? Mixed
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes
I lost awareness of my body
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? More consciousness and alertness than normal Very aware.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Very aware.
Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
I entered a strange world and unknown time.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? Yes, and the facts have been checked out
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes A dark black tunnel, I passed through it by a very high speed, looks like a different world.
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
The experience included: Void
The experience included: Darkness
The experience included: Light
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? A light clearly of mystical or other-worldly origin
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes An ablaze shining light, I reached a coruscation world made of light.
The experience included: A landscape or city
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm عالم مكون من اضواء ساطعة لماعة براقة ذهبية اللون و عالم اخر براق لونه بلون السحر او الفجر
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Comfort, heartsease, exactitude, health.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
Did you have a feeling of joy? incredible joy
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt united or one with the world
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future
The experience included: Boundary
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No I didn't feel that.
Did you come to a border or point of no return? I came to a barrier that I was not permitted to cross; or was sent back against my will
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What was your religion prior to your experience? Moderate
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I encountered a definite being, or a voice clearly of mystical or unearthly origin
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes I became more sociable, love life. My opinion about life has been changed.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes After three days I shared with others and my doctor, they appeared affectionate.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? The experience was real and I would like to share it with others, especially people who have also had near death experiences.