In the Name of Allaah, the Compassionate, the Ever Merciful…
Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allaah have Mercy on him), late Muftee of Saudi Arabia, was asked, “If a Christian requests a mus-haf from me, should I give it to him or not?” He replied:
You may not give him one, however, you can read the Qur’aan to him, so he could hear it. You could invite him to (the Religion of) Allaah and pray for his guidance, based on the Statement of Allaah, the Most High, in His Authoritative Book [what means]:
( And if any of the polytheists seek your protection, then grant him protection, so that he could hear the Speech of Allaah, then grant him passage safely. ) [9:6]
And the statement of His Messenger (may Allaah raise his rank and grant him peace) [what means]:
“Do not travel with the Qur’aan to the land of the enemy, as I fear they could get a hold of it.” [Muslim]
This proves that a non-Muslim is not to be given a mus-haf, to avoid him degrading it or playing with it. However, he can be taught, have the Qur’aan read to him, advised, and prayed for. If he accepts Islam he can be given a mus-haf.
Furthermore, there is no problem in giving him some books of tafseer or hadeeth, if it is hoped that he might benefit from them. He may also be given some translations of the meanings of the Noble Qur’aan.
Source: Majmoo’ Fataawaa of Shaykh Ibn Baaz (6/469-470). [Arabic]
Translated by: Moosaa Richardson