Giving a Mus-haf to a Kaafir who recently embraced Islaam

Question 77: One of my non-Muslim workers has converted to Islaam. A few hours later, he asked for a Mus-haf (copy of the Qur’aan) and a translation to read. After a few days, he asked to go and perform `Umrah (lesser pilgrimage). Should I let him touch the Mus-haf and travel to Allaah’s Sacred Land, or wait a year or more until he becomes a true Muslim, and I am sure that has sincerely embraced Islaam?

Answer: If you are sure concerning his Islaam, it is permissible for you to give him a Mus-haf to read and accompany him to perform Hajj or `Umrah. You will be rewarded for this, In-shaa’ Allaah (if Allaah wills). The Prophet (peace be upon him) stated: Whoever calls others to follow guidance, their reward will be equivalent to those who shall follow them (in righteousness). And: Allaah helps His servant as long as the servant helps their fellow brothers.... read more here.

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