According to the Sunni sources two Angels by the name Munkar and Nakir is suppose to ask the person who has died about his Lord, religion and prophet. They claim that a believer answers those questions but an unbeliever cannot.

There are a lot of their baseless hadiths regarding the issue. Those two angels go to the grave of the dead, revive him and ask the questions.

Here is what they say,

The following is stated in the Aqaid of Omar Nasafi: “The questioning by Munkar and Nakir is definite in the Book (the Quran) and Sunnah.”

It is stated that the hereafter mentioned in the following verse is the grave and the firm word is the word of witness” (kalima shahadah):

14:27 Allah will establish in strength those who believe, with the Word that stands firm, in this world and in the Hereafter; but Allah will leave to stray those who do wrong: Allah doeth what He willeth”.

Ibn Majah says the following in his Sunan:

This verse ” Allah will establish in strength those who believe, with the Word that stands firm ” was sent down about the questioning in the grave. The dead person will be asked in the grave; “Who is your Lord?” He will answer: “My Lord is Allah; my Prophet is Muhammad (pbuh). Thus, the answer of the dead believer is the expression of the verse; “Allah will establish in strength those who believe, with the Word that stands firm ” (Ibn Majah, Zuhd, 32; In addition, see Bukhari, Tafsir, Chapter, 14).

That man made hadith is narrated in all of the famous six hadith books. In some narrations, the number of the questions are increased to three as follows:

“Who is your Lord, what is your religion, who is your prophet?”

In some of those man made hadiths, it is mentioned that the dead person will be questioned but no angel is mentioned:

“The dead person is put into the grave. If he is a good person, he is placed in the grave without anxiety or fear. Then, he is asked; “What was your religion?”. He answers; “I was in the religion of Islam”. Then, he is asked; “Who is that man (the Messenger of Allah (pbuh)?”. He says; “He is Muhammad (pbuh), the Messenger of Allah. He brought us obvious verses from Allah; and we approved him. Then they ask him;Have you seen Allah? He says: “Nobody is worthy of seeing Allah.” After those questions and answers, a window on the side of the fire is opened. When the dead person looks at it, he sees that the flames of the fire try to beat one another. Then, he is told; “Look at the fire that Allah protected you from. Then a window on the side of Paradise is opened. This time, he looks at the ornaments and bounties of Paradise. He is told; “That place is your position; then, he is told; “You were on a sincere belief, you died on that sound belief and inshaallah (God willing) you will be revived on that belief.” (Ibn Majah, Zuhd, 32).


There is no verse in the Quran which says angels known as Munkar and Nakir will ask these questions from a dead person:

1) Who is your Lord?

2) What’s your Religion?

3) Who is your Prophet?

4) Who is your Favorite singer?

5) Who is your Best Friend?

6) Who is your favorate politician?

7) Which is your Favorite Color? etc etc

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