Now if someone opts for evil or follows Satan, he must know that eventually every human being will be gathered on the Day with his Conduct Sheet.
Imam means the Conduct Sheet as explained in Hadith. It also refers to a leader or a guide, like the followers of the Prophets-AS or of their deputies, scholars and saints, and even those following Satan. In this sense, everyone will be raised with the group or the clan he had been following in his life in actions and conduct, because Imam simply means a leader. A leader could be pious or wicked, believer or non believer, as Imamat (leadership) is not an office like Prophethood. In Quran itself the term A'ima-tul-Kufr has been used for leaders of disbelief. So on the Day when the Conduct Sheet will be handed out, a believer will receive it in his right hand. Regardless of whether he had been pious or a sinner, he will at least be spared from disbelief and the eternal doom. So he will be delighted to read it, and no one will be wronged a whit. Whereas the non believers will be given their Conduct Sheets in their left hands, which will make them lose all hope of salvation.
A person who chose to be blind in this life and failed to find the path of guidance cannot expect to find it in the Akhirah. He will be blinded there too, and just as he had strayed far away from the right path in the world, he will also lose the way to salvation there.
Association with Infidels and Polytheists
These accursed souls have not only strayed themselves but also delude their associates. They tried to instigate the Holy Prophet-SW against the Divine Injunctions and exerted to talk him-SW into it, promising him-SW their support.
Withdrawing Support to Muslims and Friendship with non Believers
The chieftains among the polytheists of Makkah called on the Holy Prophet-SW with the plea that he-SW had been raised as a Prophet-SW for mankind, so they should also be given a chance to avail his-SW audience. They said that they could not possibly sit with the insolvents of Makkah, a fact well known. So he-SW may tell the poor Muslims to leave the audience when they arrived. This Ayah was revealed to forewarn the Holy Prophet-SW that the infidels wanted him-SW to act against the Divine Command. To cultivate friendship with them by ignoring the Muslims will be a blatant violation of Divine Injunction. Had he-SW done so, it would connote that Allaah-SWT had Commanded it, because a Prophet-AS can never go against Allah-SWT's Will. So to develop friendship at such a cost with an infidel, which indeed is always enmity, is not conceivable.
Had Allah-SWT by His-SWT Grace and the endowment of Prophetic Innocence not kept him-SW steadfast, it was possible that he-SW could have inclined to agree to their proposal. This is the grace of Prophethood that its Innocence eliminates any possibility of acting against His-SWT Command. Apart from this, even by virtue of creation a Prophet-AS personality is so sacred and his-SW nature so pious that he-SW cannot tolerate His-SWT disobedience. The probability of this inclination was, therefore, only hypothetical.
Punishment for Winning Infidels Friendship at the cost of Believers
The Holy Prophet-SW could never have done so; nor could it have been expected of him-SW, yet by addressing the Holy Prophet-SW the purpose is to emphasize the fact that anyone guilty of this crime would in no way escape His-SWT Punishment. Allaah-SWT promises such wrongdoers a twofold punishment in this world, to be doubled in Barzakh and in the Akhirah. And they will not find any helper against Him-SWT . In the light of this Injunction, we must evaluate the Muslim countries and the rulers who act indifferently towards Muslims only to maintain friendly terms with the non believers of the USA and Europe. It is indeed outrageous. May Allaah-SWT guide everyone! O’ Prophet-SW! These very non believers were bent upon driving you-SW out of the city, so how could any goodwill be expected of them. Their inner motive, even in the worldly sense, was to isolate you-SW from your-SW Companions-RAU and compel you-SW to leave. But it is a Divine Law that people who expel Allah-SWT's Messengers-AS from their land cannot live in peace either. Had they expelled you-SW, they too would have met the same fate. All the preceding nations who expelled their Prophets-AS were annihilated under this law, being the Divine Way. And you-SW will certainly never find any disparity in Allah-SWT's Ways. So the Makkans also committed the same crime. They forced the Holy Prophet-SW to emigrate, but could not find any moment of peace after he-SW had gone. They got routed in wars, were struck by famine and ultimately lost Makkah, which fell to the believers in the 8 year A.H. Similar is the fate of all those who divorce themselves and their actions from the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet-SW. They are destined to be doomed in this world as well as in the Akhirah. Therefore, for global peace and honour, it is imperative that nations and cities conform to the Prophetic teachings. And it is this obedience to the Prophethood upon which individual respect and dignity are based.