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Can I take revenge on my uncle?

Salam brother My question is a important one for me personally. .. I don't mind if you print this publicly 12 years ago my uncle/s sent criminals to my house with the intention of murdering my whole family .... no justice has taken so far as this incident was in a third world country Bangladesh. .. I am in position now where I want to take revenge ...I try sometimes to let Allah do what's best...but when I remember what I happened I want to do something about it ...am I right in pursuing revenge ...as the Islamic law says blood for blood.

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

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Dear brother, if the case is still running on the court, then you should keep patience and wait for the decision from the court. But if there is no case in the court, then if the things have changed, and your uncle is no more a threat to you, and Since the event has happened a long time ago, it would be best to leave it in the past and keep your trust in the Supreme Justice of the All-Mighty Allah, for no man who has wronged another will be able to avert justice or save himself from the consequences of his deeds in the Supreme and Just Court of the Allah.

We ordained therein for them: "Life for life, eye for eye, nose or nose, an ear for an ear, tooth for tooth, and wounds equal for equal." But if any one remits the retaliation by way of charity, it is an act of atonement for himself. And if any fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah hath revealed, they are (No better than) wrong-doers. Quran [5:45]

If one is wronged by anyone then one has the right to demand equal legal punishment with due process of law. But if any one remits the retaliation by way of charity, it is an act of atonement for himself.

For the victim.'' This is also the opinion of Al-Hasan Al-Basri, Ibrahim An-Nakha`i and Abu Ishaq Al-Hamdani. Imam Ahmad recorded that `Ubadah bin As-Samit said, "I heard the Messenger of Allah saying, (Any man who suffers a wound on his body and forfeits his right of retaliation as a way of charity, then Allah will pardon him that which is similar to what he forfeited.) An-Nasa'i and Ibn Jarir recorded this Hadith.

Dear brother, since he is your uncle, so it would be best in the sight of Allah to join the relations that have severed due to some incident in the past and put your trust in Allah alone, for Allah is sufficient for every affair.

Allah Says in the Glorious Quran: As for those who break their covenant with Allah after confirming it, who cut asunder relationships which Allah has bidden to be joined, and spread chaos on the earth, theirs shall be the curse, and they shall have a wretched abode in the Hereafter. Quran [13:25]

And He leads astray only those who disobey Allah, who break Allahs covenant after ratifying it, who cut asunder relationships what Allah has ordered to be joined, and who produce chaos on the Earth. These are indeed the people who are the losers. Quran [2:27]

Narrated by Abu Huraira The Prophet (saws) said, "The word 'Ar-Rahm (womb) derives its name from Ar-Rahman (i.e., one of the names of Allah) and Allah said: 'I will keep good relation with the one who will keep good relation with you (the womb, i.e. kith and kin), and sever the relation with him who will sever the relation with you (the womb, i.e. kith and kin). Sahih Al-Bukhari [ Volume 8 : Book 73 : Hadith 17]

Narrated by Anas bin Malik Allah 's Messenger (saws) said, "Whoever loves that he be granted more wealth and that his lease of life be prolonged, then he should keep good relations with his kith and kin." Sahih Al-Bukhari [Volume 8 :: Book 73 :: Hadith 15] And Allah alone knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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