Commentary on Surah Al-Baqarah (2:38-50)
When a person deviates from the path of truth, he does so out of lack of fear for God. For those who hold worldly interest as supreme, it becomes difficult to disregard worldly considerations and tread single-mindedly the path laid down by God. This happens when the sense of accountability is no longer alive in a person’s mind. However, rather than thinking about what one stands to lose in this world, one should think about the day one will have to stand before God for judgment.