It only takes a minute of browsing social media sites to feel like the world is getting worse every day. 

For some, faith in humanity is completely lost and the Earth just seems better off without humans - at least, that's what Arab "Anti-natalism" campaigners believe. 

The controversial Arabic-language social media campaign, which is gaining popularity online, is urging people to stop reproducing, claiming that the world is no longer fit for human existence.  

Anti-reproduction campaign
"Antinatalism: Extinction is the only revolutionary ideology we adopt" Source: Facebook/AntinatalismInArabic

The Facebook page, which was launched in 2016 but has been recently grabbing attention, boasts around 25,000 likes.

According to Al Arabiya, the campaign was founded by Egyptian Mahmoud Maher Abdel Hadi and an unnamed Tunisian man, and it is being managed by a group of young Arabs.

Abdel Hadi had first begun promoting anti-natalism - a philosophical position that deems procreation as immoral - through online articles in which he argues that there is no point in the preservation of human existence.

The campaign has been drawing a good deal of engagement online, mainly from Syriafollowed by Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia.

What does the campaign stand for?

Abdel Hadi, along with the founders and followers of the campaign, believes that the world would be better off without humans.

They argue that humans have caused too much destruction to the planet, so it is time for the species to end. 

"Don't you think this planet would become a better place without them (humans) and without the anguish and oppression they cause?"

They also consider that procreation is "immoral in all circumstances," citing the Norwegian author Peter Wessel Zapffe who said, "To bear children into this world is like carrying wood to a burning house."

In his articles, Abdel Hadi refers to prominent Arabs who have promoted anti-natalism, such as Syrian philosopher and poet Abu Alaa Al Maari.

The campaign follows several similar initiatives around the world, such as the "Voluntary Human Extinction Movement" and the "Church of Euthanasia".