Shafaqna (Shia International News Association) – The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered some questions regarding Quran.According to Shafaqna the questions and answers are as follows:
Question 1: What is the stand on giving a non-Muslim the Qur`an for him or her to learn about the Qur`an and our faith if it is Arabic text?
Answer: If the Quran is not made Najis or disrespected by them, there is no problem.
Question 2: How could one go about dispensing with papers carrying the names of Allãh or the Infallibles, as well as some loose pages of the Qur’ãn, when it is not possible for us to throw them in the sea or the river? That said, we do not know where would the garbage end up and what is done with it?
Answer: They should be buried in a clean ground or be thrown unto river.
Question 3: Can a woman who is in her menstrual period read or touch the Quran?
Answer: Yes, she can read the Quran except for the those verses which include obligatory Sajdas. She cannot touch the verses.
Question 4: Can a man or woman who is in the state of Janabah read the Quran.
Answer: Yes, he or she can read it except for the verses which include obligatory Sajdas.