I was preparing for a literature exam at the end of June. It was Ramadan, which is an Islamic holy month. I was fasting and after the adhan, which is an Islamic call to prayer, and a bit of studying, I went out to go to art school. I found out that I didn’t have money with me to pay for taxi, so I returned home. When climbing the stairs, my shoelace went under my feet. I fell on my face on a broken stair’s edge. I hit so hard that I couldn’t control myself after that and so I fell again. I climbed the stairs with my bloody nose and my mom was shocked to see me in this state with blood on my face. While washing my face, I felt dizzy and lost consciousness. First, I heard a sharp sound. Then, I was travelling through a tunnel with light passing over my head. The light was kindness and I was moving at an unimaginable speed through the tunnel. After a while, I stopped while in the tunnel. A very gentle and kind voice told me to go back. I travelled back with the same speed. I opened my eyes and saw my family crying and screaming around me.
Date NDE Occurred: 1380
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Uncertain Direct head injury. Life threatening event, but not clinical death
How do you consider the content of your experience? Entirely pleasant
The experience included: Tunnel
Did you feel separated from your body? No
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
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? When I heard the voice and when entering back into my body
Were your thoughts speeded up? Faster than usual
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
I think the scale of time was not the same as is in this world.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. My sixth sense has been strengthened
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I have less hearing in my left ear, the same ear with which I heard the sound.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? No
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes It was a deep hole of light going upwards, with a golden and white light that can only be seen in dreams.
Did you see any beings in your experience? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? An unusually bright light
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes The golden and white light that I saw does not exist here on earth and is not comparable.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? Some unfamiliar and strange place Answered in question twelve
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Feeling of lightness and an unexpected feeling, like when you are entering an unknown place and you have no idea what are you going to face.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
Did you have a feeling of joy? Happiness
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt no longer in conflict with nature
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No
Did scenes from your past come back to you? No
Did scenes from the future come to you? No
The experience included: Strong emotional tone
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Uncertain
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 I returned by the command of the voice that told me to go back
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What importance did you place on your religious/spiritual life prior to your experience? Greatly important to me
What was your religion prior to your experience? Muslim
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? Yes I believe in God and his book more, and his word calms me down.
What importance do you place on your religious/spiritual life after your experience? Slightly important to me
What is your religion now? Muslim
Did your experience include features consistent with your earthly beliefs? Content that was entirely not consistent with the beliefs you had at the time of your experience
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? Yes I am trying not to do the sins that I used to do, but have not been completely successful.
The experience included: Unearthly light
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I heard a voice I could not identify
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? No
Did you encounter or become aware of any beings who previously lived on earth who are described by name in religions (for example: Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc.)? No
During your experience, did you gain information about premortal existence? No
During your experience, did you gain information about universal connection or oneness? Uncertain
Did you believe in the existence of God prior to your experience? God definitely exists
During your experience, did you gain information about the existence of God? Yes من حس میکردم این نور و احساس بسیار خوب وجود همان خدایی است که بوده هست و همیشه خواهد بود .
Do you believe in the existence of God after your experience? God definitely exists
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? No
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant prior to your experience? Are not meaningful and significant
During your experience, did you gain information about the meaning of life? Uncertain
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? An afterlife definitely exists
Do you believe in an afterlife after your experience? An afterlife probably exists Yes مطمئن شدم جایی دیگری زندگی ادامه میابد .
Did you fear death prior to your experience? I greatly feared death
Do you fear death after your experience? Unknown
Were you fearful living your life prior to your experience? Moderately fearful in living my earthly life
Were you fearful living your life after your experience? Not fearful in living my earthly life
Did you believe that our earthly lives are meaningful and significant after your experience? Unknown
Did you gain information about how to live our lives? No
During your experience, did you gain information about life's difficulties, challenges and hardships? No
Were you compassionate prior to your experience? Moderately compassionate toward others
During your experience, did you gain information about love? Yes درک و دریافت حس عشق با همه وجودم اصلا قابل وصف نیست .
Were you compassionate after your experience? Moderately compassionate toward others
What life changes occurred in your life after your experience? Slight changes in my life Slight changes in my life
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Uncertain
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain
How accurately do you remember the experience in comparison to other life events that occurred around the time of the experience? I remember the experience as accurately as other life events that occurred around the time of the experience I remember the experience as accurately as other life events that occurred around the time of the experience
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes To some extent, I feel it when something bad is going to happen, but I do not know the place and the type of the incident that is going to happen.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes First with my family and after 13 years with my colleague.
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? Yes After my father's heart surgery, I felt bad and my head hit the door in ICU. But I didn’t see any tunnel this time, but I felt for a moment that I was floating and I was facing my body. But I am not sure this is a type of experience or not.
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