Muslims are encouraged to help each other get closer to Allah. Part of achieving this is to give the Qur’an as a gift to one’s Muslim brother or sister, especially when giving such a gift will help the person become attached to the Qur’an, and apply its teachings.
Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, former President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and Member of the Fiqh Council of North America, states: “If you know in advance that the person to whom you give the Qur’an will not read it or will treat is with disrespect, then do not give it to him.
However, if you are not sure but hope that at some time in the future that person will read it and benefit from it, then give it to him. You will surely receive the reward for conveying the message of Allah to that person. If he does not read it then you have at least fulfilled the hujjah on that person which means that on the Day of Judgment he will not be able to claim ignorance as an excuse for not having obeyed Allah.”