Muslim Preachers and Teachers
Gabriel and Muhammad entered the heavens, and met a man who was watching human spirits go past. At some he said, 'A good spirit from a good body.' At others he said: 'An evil spirit from an evil body.' Muhammad asked who this man was. Gabriel answered: 'It is Adam, reviewing the spirits of his descendants.’
-Ibn Ishaq, "The Life of Muhammad"
From "366 Readings From Islam," translated by Robert Van der Weyer. Copyright 2000. All rights reserved. Used with permission of John Hunt Publishing, United Kingdom.