Man and woman created by God's grace form a whole. They are in terms of rights and values equal to reach other. They share the rewards and the punishments to which they are subject and are servants of God. Both have their own idiosyncrasies, advantages and disadvantages. However, this does not imply each other's superiority in terms of law. They complement each other.
In the past, when the strong had the superiority, men had subdued the gentle sex and exploited it. By the advent of Islam, woman's position was elevated to a rank she well deserved. Yet, even today, customs and traditions have continued to oppress woman. This has been studied under four headings.
Woman in the Old Testament
Woman in the New Testament
Woman in the Qur'an