Is Giving Tips Permissible?

Question:
Is giving tips permissible?
Answer:
Dear questioner,
Thank you for your important question.
May Allah, Most High reward you for your desire to increase in knowledge.
Giving tips to waiters/waitresses, delivery workers, etc. is permissible and advised.
Giving a tip is the same as giving a gift to someone. It is permissible to give gifts to Muslims and Non-Muslims. [Quduri, al-Mukhtasar]
We should encourage each other to tip service workers for most of those who work in the service industry make the bulk of their salary through tips.
The Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) said:
“None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother that which he loves for himself.” [Bukhari, al-Sahih]
And Allah alone knows best,
[Ustadh] Omar Popal
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani