Because of this, major mental health professional organizations discourage and caution individuals against attempting to change their sexual orientationand warn that attempting to do so can be harmful. Retrieved 5 April — via Google Books. In mystic writings of the medieval era, such as Sufi textsit is "unclear whether the beloved being addressed is a teenage boy or God. Other famous examples of homosexuality include the Aghlabid Emir Ibrahim II of Ifriqiya ruled —who was said to have been surrounded by some sixty catamitesyet whom he was said to have treated in a most horrific manner. Showing them they are not alone.
In Chapter Eight of the book, Progressive Muslims:
The paper, citing its sources in the Chechen special services, called the wave of detentions a "prophylactic sweep. Hillenbrand, Londres,p. The hadith sayings and actions attributed to Muhammad show that homosexual behaviour was not unknown in seventh-century Arabia.
In Egyptopenly gay men have been prosecuted under general public morality laws.