In the Hereafter, every person will be rewarded for his most minor offense, and no one will be left un-rewarded for a good, and unpunished for an evil done by him. Allah says: “But man desires to persist in his evil ways.”
In this brief sentence, the real disease of the deniers of the Hereafter has been clearly diagnosed. What makes them deny the Hereafter is not their regarding the Resurrection and Hereafter as impossible. However, they deny it, because acceptance of the Hereafter, imposes certain moral restrictions on them, which they detest. They desire to continue roaming, the world at will, as they had been roaming before. They want full freedom to go on committing whatever injustice, dishonesty, sin and wickedness that they had been committing before, and there should be no deterrent to obstruct their freedom and to warn them, that one day they will have to appear, and render an account of their deeds before their God. Therefore, it is not their intellect, which is hindering them from believing in the Hereafter, but their desires of the self.