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Shortage of water and food can be minimized by lessening wastage by sharing it with those who are in need.

It was a tradition of our holy prophet salAllahu wassalm, whenever food was served, he always invited his companions and followers to eat with him from his platter.

It is our belief that Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala provides "rizq" to every living being exist in the universe. So "rizq" is destined for whosever coming in this world. Creation of living and non-living is also destiny. Neither any power other than Allah can create nor stop the creation.

Therefore birth of human cannot be controlled. If someone is destined to come in this world then he/she will come and no power on this earth can stop.

It is a wrong apprehension that population control is the answer to shortage of water and food. It is we who should be blamed for wasting these precious commodities blessed by Allah. If we share some food from our platter with our neighbors, needy people, poor relatives and friends, there will be no wastage.

Always remember, Allah's treasure is never ending. If one shares with the needy and provide alms to seek Allah's pleasure, Allah in return of this gesture bless that person 70 times more than what he spent.

Here I want to share a story about Hazrat Moosa alaihi wasallam

Hazrat Musa and Poor man Story!!!

Once a poor man approached Hazrat Moosa A.S and requested that the messenger of Allah pray for the increase in his food sustenance. He said that since Hazrat Moosa A.S was able to converse with Allah, Allah would heed his prayers. When Hazrat Moosa A.S appeared in the Lord’s presence, he put forward the man’s request and Allah answered that the man was fated to have little sustenance.

When the man found out that he was fated to have little sustenance, he requested that Hazrat Moosa A.S pray to Allah once more and ask for all the sustenance in his life to be given to him at one time. Hazrat Moosa A.S then prayed for the man and his prayer was accepted. The man received all his blessings at once. The poor man then opened a free kitchen and announced that whomever was unable to arrange food for themselves, could eat at the free kitchen to their hearts content.

Hazrat Moosa A.S was very surprised by the man’s behavior and even tried to talk to him regarding his actions, since his sustenance was limited. But when the man did not listen, Hazrat Moosa A.S returned, saddened by the poor man’s behavior.

A week later, when Hazrat Moosa A.S passed by the kitchen, he saw that it was still up and running. After a month, Hazrat Moosa A.S visited the kitchen and the third time, he visited the kitchen after six months.
As always, he saw many people eating at the food temple. Hazrat Moosa A.S thought that due to the man’s generosity, his food should have been finished by now, but he was wrong.

Hazrat Moosa A.S, being surprised and astonished asked Allah how was it possible that such little sustenance was lasting so long. Allah replied that undoubtedly the man was to have little sustenance. However, it is a rule in Allah’s heaven, that if a person spends in Allah’s path, he will be rewarded ten times in the world and ninety times in the world hereafter. This man also fell under this rule and so for his service to Allah, he is rewarded ten times in the world and will be rewarded ninety times in the world hereafter.
 

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Yeah they still will- to make way for more people. The Earth is not infinite. Also increasing food increases the carrying capacity; therefor creating more mouths.
Yet, we are still centuries away before we really hit any genuine limit on agricultural output even with today's mainstream agricultural practices.

Half of the food in the world is wasted, with most of it in the West. As I said before, even without having everybody subsisting on a diet of seaweed, the earth can house close to one trillion people in a relative comfort.

And by the time we will hit that, we will have many times more productive agriculture, and industry, and be probably already making city sized space stations, thus obviating the scarcity of land as such.
 

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Yet, we are still centuries away before we really hit any genuine limit on agricultural output even with today's mainstream agricultural practices.

Half of the food in the world is wasted, with most of it in the West. As I said before, even without having everybody subsisting on a diet of seaweed, the earth can house close to one trillion people in a relative comfort.

And by the time we will hit that, we will have many times more productive agriculture, and industry, and be probably already making city sized space stations, thus obviating the scarcity of land as such.
Industry is only sustainable in small numbers. This is really a suicidal idea for humanity and the rest of the planet.
 

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Again, you're posting old videos with senile old men in them...

You need to update your research. :rolleyes:

Btw, Daniel Quinn is a author......a writer....what does he know about overpopulation??

Is he a scientist, an engineer, a manager at a farm?? Nope...
 

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Again, you're posting old videos with senile old men in them...

You need to update your research. :rolleyes:

Btw, Daniel Quinn is a author......a writer....what does he know about overpopulation??

Is he a scientist, an engineer, a manager at a farm?? Nope...
No but he did explain it. David Pimentel is an insect ecologist and made contributions to other ecology.
 

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