Is it necessary to give all car guards tips at parking lots?

Q. I would like to find out if is it necessary to pay all the car guards when we park our cars, sometimes multiple times in a day at different places. I feel really bad if I don’t have change available to give to them. Is it permissible to give them money as sadaqa?  

A. It will be permissible to give Sadaqah (optional charity) to car guards, Muslim or non-Muslim. This form of Sadaqah is optional and not compulsory. Hence, to do so will be rewarding, in cash or kind, however, it will not be compulsory to give all car guards at one or multiple parking lots.

In doing so, precaution and discretion is advised.

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa