Distinction between “Near death experiences ” and “Death”
There is a point of distinction mentioned in Quran.Beyond that point the person can NOT escape death,and thus obviously he could have near death experiences before this point.
No! When the soul has reached the collar bones
And it is said, “Who will cure [him]?”
And the dying one is certain that it is the [time of] separation (75:26-28)
Soul reaching the collar bones + No one can cure death at this point means
- The death is in sequence.The death occur from one tissue to another,one organ to another and thus reaching a point when the area of collar bones in affected .
- The point at which the areas around collar bones have been effected by death (aorta,carotid artery,jugular vein,neck muscles and many associated structures),at this point the person could not escape death.
- This leaves room for some points when a person can be returned from death i.e having near death experiences.
- Sleep is also mentioned as death but a person can be awakened from it.