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asked 2016-01-11 11:32:30 -0500

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Should a sikh consider cutting hair for noble causes like donating it to a cancer patient.

Sorry guys if i said something hurtful, was just wondering

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answered 2016-01-11 15:25:26 -0500

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updated 2016-01-11 15:26:55 -0500

Please forgive me for finding your question quite odd. This is the stretchiest rationalization I've ever seen. Your hair is YOUR hair. It grows on your body. How would you "donate" hair? Even if a cancer patient looses their hair from chemotherapy, their hair grows back after the chemo. If that person chooses to wear a wig, there are many sources for wigs that don't involve your hair. Frankly the concept of cutting one's hair for a "noble cause" doesn't make sense to me. The only reason I've ever seen for a Sikh cutting their hair is because they want others to see them differently. I once had a young Singh argue with me that shaving off was "more efficient." The human power of the ego to rationalize its decisions is amazing.

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answered 2016-01-15 04:09:48 -0500

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Sikh, male or female is called a true Sikh if and only if he/she follows the Rehat. Guru Gobind Singh Ji's own words, "Rehat Pyari Mujhko Sikh Pyara Nahi"

So, what is important is the Sikh Code of Conduct. Donating, leasing or hiring your hairs to or from somebody is something unthinkable.

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answered 2016-01-11 18:15:10 -0500

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Haha its actually a normal thing people ask Sikhs to throw them off. but yeah i do agree with what u said.

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