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Munkar/Nakir and Mubashhir/Bashir?

Question

Are the Angels Munkar and Nakir المنکر والنکیر also called Mubashhir and Nadhir مبشر و نذیر ?

 

Answer

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