Press Shia – Ayatollah Sobhani said, “Iran’s Supreme Leader rightfully warned about Iran’s recent population decline, and now as we see his warning has worked.”

Press Shia – Speaking at the Islamic Seminary and the Conference on Population Decline which was held at the Imam al-Kadhim Seminary in Qom on September 18th, Grand Ayatollah Ja’far Sobhani, a revered Shi’ah source of emulation, appreciated the efforts of the organizers of this convention and said, “The widespread promotion of the motto ‘Fewer Children, Better Life’ in the media is dangerous.”

“Sometime a family cannot really afford to have children, but if the slogan of ‘Fewer Children, Better Life’ becomes a culture in society, the future of the country will be at stake,” he added.

Ayatollah Sobhani stressed, “The West invented this culture, but the statistics show they did not obey their own order on decreasing the population.”

His Eminence added, “Now the correct culture should be promoted and we should get television, radio and all authorities to help with this issue.”

The revered source of emulation noted, “Iran’s Supreme Leader [Ayatollah Khamenei] rightfully warned about the country’s recent population decline and now as we see his warning has worked.” 

Ayatollah Sobhani stressed that divine teachings encourage population growth. 

He further mentioned the hunger issues in many African countries and reiterated, “Those who raise the issue of hunger in Africa in opposition to the necessity of population growth do not know that this hunger is political and not natural. Because if human beings share God’s blessings equally, there wouldn’t be such problems in the world.”