By virtue of being human, evil thoughts do come into the minds of men. These thoughts when worked on take the form of a desire, thereof turning into an action. Essentially, evil thoughts are not bad. Because they provide an opportunity to strengthen one’s ego in confronting the elements which are disastrous for the survival of mankind. Out of his unjustified desire, man snatched the right to life of another. There occurred unrest in the society. It leads towards the disruption of a normalcy. The general phenomenon of equality was violated, since the powerful subjugated the powerless. Thus, for creating a just society, it was imperative to take the life of a murderer. However, on to the contrary, often slaves and females were presented to reciprocate. Thus it was obliged to take the life of a man who has actually been proven guilty; To take the life of a murderer – Freeman for freeman, slave for slave and female for female – Al Baqarah 178. However, if the loss bearer has decided to forgive the guilty, that can also be the highest level of virtue, though not mandatory. It just teaches the lesson to the believers to keep their hearts wide open for the one who is ashamed of his wrong doing. However for your brother, You may want to forgive. That is the most loved thing by Him (Allah), since He Himself is the most forgiving – Al Baqarah 179. In order to maintain the social order, it is of utmost importance to implement this kind of law, otherwise the instability of bloodbath ought to prevail. This creates a kind of notion for the individuals to order their emotions, feelings, thoughts and actions up to the standard mark. The evil desires will get buried and the man could achieve the highest level of civilization. But remember, in taking his (murderer’s) life, There is a life for humanity. Never ever refrain for doing that, if you have some understanding – Al Baqarah 216. These directives should be taken with open heart and implemented with full might and power. Definitely, it will go against the internal feelings of man, but for the larger and reasonable interests, such kind of order is necessary to implement, both in letter and spirit.