This book, and Sat Bachan (immediately after this one) were written in order to 'improve community relations' but in fact resulted in communal tensions in the Punjab, to the degree that the government was forced to sit up and take notice.
This book focuses on the ancient Hindu custom of Niyog Pratha, whereby a woman could obtain children from her husband's brother if the husband was not fertile or could otherwise not father children.
The language and poetry used in the book is vlgar and obscene.
- Pages 1 - 88 - General content
- Pages 88-108 - list of people who signed a declaration to the government asking for religious debate to be less rancorous.
Partial English translation below: (from http://ahmadiyyabooks.wordpress.com/arya-dharam/):
We thank God who is Kareem and Raheem a thousand times, who sent a Holy Book like Quran Majeed and Revered Khatam-ul-Anbiya chief of earlier and the later for reforming the world and taught humanity again to barbaric men filled the hearts of millions with light of Imaan and good deeds. When we ponder on what was considered Religion before Islam and what deeds were considered desirable then we appreciate the countless blessings of Islam. Who does not know that the beliefs of deeds of other religions are all detestable and shameful. They don't depict the true God in their books Who is evident in the surrounding nature but present a new and artificial God that is made up of their thoughts. Thus some consider humans as their God and some bow before stones and some don't believe in the God in the first place. And there are some who accept God but don't consider Him Creator of soul and matter and Provider and Initiator of all blessings. But they consider every living being protector of itself and every soul benefactor of its powers. Even they consider the life of every insect as Old and Original and existing by itself in a manner that it does not God for its survival and
are ignorant of the Perfect and Light of the lights other than Whom no being is real. Alas these people don't think that is He Who is the Originator of every blessing, Sustainer of every life, Pillar of every power and Supporter of every being. And by these meanings we are compelled to accept this God. So it is his benevolence and blessing that He found the word in darkness, ignorance and incomprehension and sent a light. The light, whose name is Muhammad (peace be upon him) came to this world, and the holy word of God, Holy Quran was bestowed upon him and he guided us to the paths of theoretical and practical piety. So countless blessings and prayers on that magnificent prophet and his followers and companions who pulled millions out of darkness and saved from filthy beliefs, shameful deeds and detestable traditions.
اللھم صل علیہ و الہ و بارک و سلم امین
The reason for writing this short pamphlet is that long long ago I heard that Pandit Diyanand is emphasizing in his books that people must practice the tradition of nyog in their wives, daughters and daughters-in-law. I did not took these seriously and thought it would have been a mere allegation of opponents. How is it possible that noble people will ask their chaste women to have sex with other males just for the desire of kids. But very secretly I kept on asking the Ariyas that what is this. They used to plainly refuse but I observed that some shame was evident from their faces, like they are facing a great amount of embarrassment. However, it was not enough for may to express an opinion based upon only such connotations. In the meanwhile, in 1886 or 1887, I found a periodical of some Brahman that he wrote with reference to Sathiarath Parkash about Niyog. It was clearly written in this periodical that, for the sake of children, a woman, having alive husband
footnote: Our purposes of writing this paper are only two, (1) how can such a book, i.e., Vedas that has so filthy contents, can be from God? (2) that the people of this country should be cautioned and avoid such sinful rituals. Further, the government which has forbidden Sati and Jal Parwa for the physical welfare of the country, should ban such a dirty custom to promote civilization.
perform Niyog. That means that she can have sexual intercourse with another person till the time she gets pregnancy from a stranger. I have read this paper with great attention but the truth is that I did not believe in that write up. I thought may be this paper is distributed by Pandit Agni Hotri and I have been hearing that there is great animosity between him and the Ariyas. So may be Pandit Sb would have exaggerated because of the hostility. But when I see references from Satiarath Parkash in it my thoughts get tilted to the fact that how is it possible that a reliable person will take a blame because of fake references. Nevertheless, I could not make a satisfactory decision. Then I came to know through a newspaper about some renowned Pandits of Calcutta who are very aggressive supporter of Niyog. But even then I thought that Calcutta is very far from us so some journalist might have added some fabrication into it. Finally, it came to my heart that we should listen to the books of Pundit Diyanand by ourselves. Moreover, it was considered fair that if Mr Diyanand has given just his personal opinion and have not given any reference of Vedas then there cannot be a real blame on Ariya religion. Vedas will only be condemned if that dirty teaching is is also find in the book which is considered divine. So I made this criterion and arranged books of Mr Diyanand. As it is heard that the first edition of Satiarath Parkash is not accepted by Ariyas so the decisions was to be based on the second edition of Satiarath Parkash. Thus that book was called in the congregation and one person from our Jamaat started reading from page 113 and got to this place:
Writing of Mr Diyanand with Translation:
"نہیں نہیں ۔ کیونکہ جو استری پرش برہم چرج میں استسہتہ رہنا چاہے تو کوٰی بھی اپدرو نہ ہوگا اور جو کل کی پر سپرا رکھنے کے لیے کسی اپنے سوجاتی کا لڑکا گود میں لے لیں گے اس سے کل چلیگا اور وبہی چار نہ ہو گا اور جو برہم چرج نہ کرسکیں تو نیوگ کر کے سنتان ات پت کرلیں۔"
That is in case of infertility second marriage is not at all allowed. Nor it is required because there are two solutions that eradicate the need of marriage. One
a man whose wife has died or a woman whose husband has died, they should become monks that is they both should live in solitude and for the sake of progeny should adapt a boy. That boy will continue the family and at the same time will prevent adultery (i.e., niyog will not be required) but if they cannot become monks and cannot control the desire then marriage must not be done at any cost. Yes they can release the desire by niyog as well as can get offspring.
This instruction is for widow or widowed when the woman died or that man has died then it is like God has finished the institution of family. Now stay single and be happy, you had marriage for a certain time and enjoyed so now live without it. And if sexual desire presses you and you are not able to control then don't take name of marriage because it is forbidden by Vedas. Yes, the man should quietly have relation with another woman or the woman should have relation with another man and if that does not help, then second or third, even if the number goes to ten, does not matter at all because it is allowed by the Vedas. And this is the actual practice which is called Niyog in Holy Vedas. Marriage and polygamy is nothing in front of this practice. This is a wonderful procedure that wife after the death of husband and husband after the death of wife should pretend to be monk. And lust play went so well that married couples are left behind because a married woman is in the custody of just one husband. But Niyog has such a wonderful phenomenon that she can get a new lover every night and
footnote: The statement of Mr Pundit that there will be no harm that is by living hermit and adapting the child – the kid will come for free and adultery will not be required. The statement clearly proves that Mr Pundit also considers Niyog as adultery in his heart; otherwise if meaning of Niyog is not adultery then why did put such a restriction in case of not practicing Niyog. It seems that his conscience compelled him to utter this word which is different to his other statements.
note: If Niyog is not for lust mongering then why it was not sufficient to adapt a boy.
* The speech tells us that Niyog can only be done for lust but there should be so much lust that it results into a baby.
there is not shortage of babies at the same time there is freedom and no restraint.
When this place from Satiarath Parkash was read in my congregation some friends said impromptu this is clear fornication because when their is not contract of marriage and the child is not adapted because real purpose is sexual gratification and that desire is not fulfilled through marriage then what is this other than fornication. Some also said that by this method of Niyog the widow also has the right if after intercourse with another male she finds the semen to be dilute then she can sleep in the after noon with some other priest and if the one in afternoon has the same problem and cannot satisfy in a manner that may lead to pregnancy then she should have coitus withe someone else in the evening and if the evening guy is also weak then she should lie in front another youth in the night. So the woman which sleeps with four different men in the same day without permissible contract of marriage and is not fornicator then there is no such thing as fornication in the world. And think carefully when both man and woman agree they don't have any relation of marriage then everyone can understand that such a contact should be called what. What is the difference in this and the occupation of a prostitute. So focus on the fact there is no marriage contract here.
But I did not agree with my friends even at this point and thought that yes, adultery is proven but maybe Pundit Diyanand might have erred while explaining this issue. And may be the Veda says that the widow can marry by her will but when my friends read it again and again explicitly and we pondered a lot. Then this became certain that second marriage is totally forbidden in Hindu religion. When there is no marriage then this Niyog is fornication in other words. But my person did not want to base an allegation on the Niyog of a widow. Thus I said, read further, till we reached the place where the Veda of Aryas instruct the woman with a live husband that in case of no kids she can have intercourse with other man.
At this point every respectable person was taken aback and all said tauba tauba that such teaching is also existing in the world that stoops its followers lower than where they are instead of teaching civilization and chastity and destroy their abstinence. My heart suffered a big shock at that time and I was about to cry with loud groan for people whose book has such a teaching, even they object the noble teaching of Islam and criticize the issue of polygamy, despite being happy with adultery, which is practiced because of same needs which have led these nations to adultery. Critique and laughter on noble practice and happiness on disrespect and deceitfully call others sperms as own sperms that this is my progeny. It is just to kill the truth, grace, shame and respect, but I swallowed that grief inside myself and sought to advise the Aryans of Qadian being my neighbors. Thus I called four Aryans to a congregation and presented the particular section from Satiarath Parakash and ask the reality of Niyog. Then firstly some of them objected the book saying it is the first edition which is false and when they were told and shown that this is the same second edition then they thought in their hearts who can read the it among the Muslims, being nagri scripture. Thus some cleverly replied that Niyog is just for the widow and changed its actual details so that the practice does not look similar to fornication. Alas, when those filthy statements were read about married women they did were not embarrassed rather some said we accept this type of Niyog. So we kept silent after listening to their shameful talk. Finally, general sympathy boiled in us and that divine enthusiasm compelled us to publish and ad so that some truth seeker might benefit. Thus we published and ad regarding Niyog on July 31, 1895 just for the sake of general public. And God knows our intention of publishing that ad was nothing else other than
the wish that our neighbor Aryans should refrain from such shameful act and should not pollute their wives with such a dirty practice. Rather they should have some grace and fear of God to disassociate from such a teaching that ruins shame, honor and respect because what could be more disgrace to an honorable person that his married wife and queen of family, while being called his woman in his life and in his wedlock, should have intercourse with someone else; such a person should die by shame that a stranger copulates with his wife in front of his eyes and he keeps quite. Because of these reasons we were hopeful that as we written this ad with incredible sympathy and sincerity similarly the Aryans will read our add with care and fairness and will try
footnote:بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم ۔ قد افلح من زکھا
If somebody loves the Pure – he gets Him only if he purifies
An Important Ad for the Attention of Aryans
Sine the book Minanur Rahman is being published by me now from the Zia-ul-Islam publishers Qadian and in this book we will have to discuss the issue of Niyog of Aryans and normal Hindus in a chapter thus I thought it appropriate that I should debate with some Arya acquaintances through this ad and then write this issue in my book. If they can explain me the reasoning of this issue then I will refrain from writing because in my view the belief of Niyog is such a shameful beleif that while explaining it
footnote: I have written this book for research and analysis of the languages of the world. The synopsis of the book is that only Arabic is the language that given to man through the wahi and ilham of the Almighty God and it is the ummulsinah, i.e., the mother of the languages. And not only that all the langauges are derived from this but in this book I have
to get rid of this monster. They can ask us if they cannot understand any point. Or if they believe that we have written anything against the reality they will show us our mistake with reference to the Bhomka of Pundit Diyanand and Vedas. And will convict us and will publish their true research along with verses of Vedas and Bhaash of Pundit Diyanand.
we should used civilized style but because of the filthy nature of the topic we have to write some inappropriate stuff. I don't want that people should say something later on, rather I would like if anyone has an explanation then he should present now. I would gladly listen to the explanation and will accept it if I find it acceptable, because here we don't want selfishness but expression of truth. Now I write below important question
O Aryans, you guys know that Pundit Diyanand has, with reference to Shurtis, written a type of Niyog (1) while giving its details that if a man impotent enough to beget a child then he should allow his wife to get children from someone else. Then the person who gets permission will have intercourse wiht his in the same house where the husband lives. And that will not happen once, rather he can have sex with her for many years, till 10 kids are born. At the same time the women is commanded to continue to serve her husband and the consequence is that the shameless husband.. is bound to live in that house with whose wife a stranger is having sex day and night, in front of his eyes.
footnote: also proven that this is the only language that is full of pure and ideal faculties and other languages are dumped into a pit of pollution and darkness. Thus they are not at all capable enough that the perfect and comprehensive Word of God is sent in those, because the shallowness, faults and defective prose cannot sustain the supernatural burden of Divine wisdom. Thus it has been decided with great clarity and with illuminated arguments that the pure, perfect, bright, insightful and wise Word of God that ... has come to this word for eternal guidance.
(1) Aryans might say that this is not adultery, but in a state when husband is present and son will also be attributed to him and women will also be called his wife and divorce has not happened then if it is not adultery then what is this? And Munnoo says, that the husband has the right to have coitus during Niyog.