(Surah 49:13 in Quran): Allah (S.W.T) has given equal rights to both men and women. He forbids either sex claiming supremacy over the other.
Allah (S.W.T.) states in the Quran : “The most honored of you in the sight of Allah (S.W.T) is (he who is) the most righteous of you” (Surah 49:13)
Hijab is one of the righteous deeds and it is a sign of honor and equality with men and stands as a sheild of protection against evil men. A woman in Islam is bestowed with repect and honor and a Muslim gives great importance to his wife. Our Prophet Muhammad (SAW)’s Hadith says ” The best of you are those who are best treating their wives”.
The status of wife in Islam is so respectable that she is not bound to do any of the house-hold work unless she does it willingly and with affection; but if her husband forces her to do any work, he will have to answer for that to Allah (SWT). Also, she is not bound to earn and maintain the house of her husband. Her work shall always conform to the laws of Islam. The Muslim wife is a queen in her husbands house. The first thing a husband does for his wife is to provide a servand and a cook according to his financial capacity and when she becomes a mother, she recieves greatest of repect from her husband. Contrary to this is considered sin by Allah (SWT)