Two Sikh Doctors Shaved Their Beards, a Pillar of Their Religion, to Treat Covid-19 Patients. But Community Groups Say There are Alternatives
This article features Dr. Sanjeet Singh-Saluja and his brother, both Sikhs, who made the decision to shave their beards and to no longer partake in the practice of kesh. The brothers give their perspective in the article, citing the Sikh doctrine of Seva, which is service to one’s fellow human beings. The North American Sikh Medical and Dental Association (NASMDA) is featured in the article, along with their alternatives for Sikh healthcare workers who do not wish to shave their beards.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Elassar, Alaa, "Two Sikh Doctors Shaved Their Beards, a Pillar of Their Religion, to Treat Covid-19 Patients. But Community Groups Say There are Alternatives" (2020). Pandemic Response and Religion in the USA: Doctrine. 7.