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Restaurant Tips

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Assalamualaikum,
My question is regarding tips at restaurants. Does Islam have anything to say on the topic of tips? If we don’t tip, is it sinful? Some people tip $20-25 for their tip, is this permissible even though they are going through difficult times financially?

JazakAllah khairan, I am eagerly awaiting your reply.

Restaurant Tips

الجواب وبالله التوفيق

Giving a tip is a courteous thing to do and is given out of satisfaction for a worker’s services. However there will be no sin if one does not discharge a tip.      

واللہ اعلم  بالصواب

This answer was collected from Shariahboard.org. It was established under the supervision of the eminent faqih of our era, Hazrat Shah Mufti Mohammed Navalur Rahman damat barakatuhum.

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