Are the Angels Munkar and Nakir المنکر والنکیر also called Mubashhir and Nadhir مبشر و نذیر ?
I haven’t seen these names in any Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam).
However, Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has cited that some [Shafi’i] ‘Ulama have mentioned: The names of the two angels who will quiz the sinners as: Munkar and Nakir, whilst the two angels who will question an [upright] believer are called: Mubashhir and Bashir.
(Fathul Bari, Hadith: 1374. Also see Sharhus Sudur, pg.200 and pg.174)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar