Are men and women equal in Islam?
If these roles are reversed, then societal problems do arise. There is no physical equality between man and women except that they are both human beings. The differences between physical and chemical structures are remarkable and unique.
The physical structure is different and so are chemicals like hormones are different. In some aspects women are unique and men cannot do the functions which women are capable of carrying out e.g. bearing children.
In the area of parenting the care and nurture which women can provide to their children, most men are not capable of doing that. Similarly women thinking process is far more emotional in nature, while men think differently.
Besides spirituality, women also have the same political and social rights that men do. For example, both men and women are entitled to a suitable inheritance from their parents and near relatives. It is only in the role and function of men and women that there is diversity, but this does not mean that they are not equal. (The Holy Qur’an: 3:196; 4:125; 16:98; 33:36)