My father died on 9th Dec 2009 and I was abroad. As my wife was along with me and she was expecting so she needed extra approvals to get on board. Therefore, we were late to reach hometown by 3 days. The funeral was on 12th Dec 2009 at 2 or 3 pm. I had following dream probably at 10 or 10.15 am (I woke up at 10.30 am) next morning of 13th Dec 2009. There are 3 big houses in our street and there is a mosque at the end of the street. My hosue is in the middle. I saw following dream:
"I saw myself coming
out of my home and felt flying to the end of the street. I noticed my father was
standing in front of mosque and eagerly walking to and fro as if he was waiting
for someone. He was sick at the time of death (he was 62 at the time of death),
but in dream, he was fine as in healthy and walking perfectly like a young man.
As soon as I saw him, I felt like flying and hugging him, but then I noticed
that I am holding Quran in my right hand. I looked around for a neat and clean
place to put Quran before I could come back and hug him. I again flew to the end
of the street to place Quran and then flew back. As soon as I approached my
father, I saw strong man coming from the side. He was of extremely good height
(my father was 5'3 and I think he must have been 7' plus). He looked like human.
He hold my father's hand and told me in my native language 'hurry up, we are
getting late'. I look at him and requested 'Please give me few seconds', with
tears in my eyes. He stepped back. I then hugged my father and said 'forgive me,
if I have ever done something wrong and you were not happy with it'. He replied
' I have forgiven you my son'. While I was hugging him, I felt a physical
connection into my body as now I could notice heart beat goes 5,4,3,2,1 (as
someone was counting) and then I opened my eyes. I am not sure if it was my
heart beat coming back or my father's ending"
Was this experience difficult to express in words? No
Did you hear the deceased or hear something associated with the deceased? No
Did you feel a touch or experience any physical contact from the deceased? Yes
I hugged him tightly and heard his heart beat going 5,4,3,2,1 (as someone was counting and I can hear it). May be it was my own heart beat. But as soon as counting ended, I opened my eyes
Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar? Familiar
Did you see the deceased? Yes
My father was sick and was unable to walk properly due to sickness. However, in the dream, I saw him active and fresh, as if he was never sick. He was walking here and there as in he was getting late or had to rush somewhere.
How clearly did the deceased appear? Solid and clear appearance
How much of the deceased did you see? 1, but I also saw another strong big man next to my father who was holding his hand
Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died? Appeared at the age of death (but did not look sick, in actual he was sick at the time of death)
How healthy did the deceased appear to be? Healthier than the state he died
Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased? No
How long did the experience last? may be 2-3 minutes
Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? gradual
Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased? Yes
Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know? No, but he forgave me :)
How do you currently view the reality of your experience? Experience was definitely real
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: I was working abroad and could not meet my father before his death. I knew he was sick so I was preparing to leave for my home town. However, by the time, I reached my hometown, my father passed away. So I was just thinking if I would have met him. I saw that dream with feeling of meeting him once again.
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? No
What was the best and worst part of your experience? Best is to meet my dad who I could not meet before his death.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes Describe: Now, I believe more in life after death.
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes Now, I believe more in life after death.
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? Yes As a Muslim, I believe in life after death and day of judgment. So this confirms that there is a life after death and I have to meet my creator - Allah - once I die.
Death Compacts are when two or more living people promise among themselves that whoever dies first will try to contact the other(s). Have you ever made such a compact? Uncertain
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Happy, as I could not see him before his death, so I was happy that at least I met him. As a Muslim, I know everyone has to die and there is a life after death.
Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others? No
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes
My body was light and I felt like flying. I was definitely not walking as I know how long it takes to cover those distances by walk. Everything was happening in seconds. So I must have been faster, and surely was not walking.
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes
Did you become aware of future events? No
Not in this dream. Another dream I saw on night of 25th Dec 2004 (probably the exact time when Tsunami originated), it was night in Pakistan. I saw huge destruction coming up and everything was devastated (as in water has destroyed peoples home and so many people have died), this made me cry in my dream and by the time I woke up I could feel my wet eyes, and sweating particularly on my forehead.
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? No
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes
I felt myself flying instead of walking when I went from 1)- my home to my dad (he was standing in front of mosque), 2- when I went around to place Quran at clean place (because I wanted to hug him) which I was holding in my right hand , 3)- When I went back to my dad to hug (after placing Quran at clean place)
you meet or see any other beings other than the deceased?
A strong big man (my father was 5'3, but he surely was 7' plus). Besides that he looked like a human being, he was holding hand of my father and told me in my native language 'hurry up, we are getting late'. I looked at him and requested with tears in my eyes, give me few seconds please?
Did you see a light? No
Did any part of your experience seem to occur in a place other than the location described above? No
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes They just listened.
Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site? No
This is the first time I am sharing my dream. I saw dreams regularly and often meet my deceased father. I saw a dream 3 weeks ago when he and I met after Jumma prayer (there is a big prayer at noon time every Friday called jumma prayer). He was getting into a black car (looked like jaguar) with unknown people in white robes/dress. He asked me to join in, but I said no I will come in the next car. I then saw in white color car along with his (alive) friends and dream ended.
Is there anything else you would like to add regarding your experience? No
Were there any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No
Did you ever in your life have a near-death experience, out of body experience or other spiritual event? Yes
I, have many times been to spiritual places. I felt myself walking around Kaba (the house of God) in Mecca. I have visited Kaba at different times. For example, I have visited Kaba as in its current shape and appearance today. But, then I visited Kaba centuries ago when it was all dust and desert. I could see couple of big date trees around the outer boundary wall of Kaba , a lot of dust/desert and also saw few people walking around Kaba in circles. I guess there were very few people, may be less than 50 around Kaba at that point in time.
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes