The Muslim woman was given a role, duties and rights more than 1400 years ago that most of them do not enjoy today, even in the West. These rights, granted by Allah, are designed to keep balance in the society, that may seem unjust or missing in one place is compensated or explained in another point. Equality is a charming word, for it implies a sense of non-discrimination. A particular sanctity is attached to it. It evokes respect, especially when it is associated with rights. No doubt, Islam has not in all cases accorded similar rights to man and woman. But it has not also prescribed similar duties and similar punishments for the two sexes. Anyway, the total value of the rights accorded to woman is not less than that of the rights accorded to man. The intention is to shed light on this veiled or forgotten face of 'rights. The Quran states, And they (women) have rights similar to those (of men) over them, and men are a degree above them. (Quran 2:228). Along with this, the following saying of The Holy Prophet (PBUH) must be shed light as well, It is the generous (in character) who is good to women, and it is the wicked who insults them. Here the question arises as to what is the reason that in certain cases, dissimilar rights have been accorded to man and woman. Would it not have been better, had their rights been similar, as well as equal in all cases? To give full consideration to this point following facts have been gathered. Islam has made woman a symbol of chastity, however, it has not spared man of this holy spirit and both species are ordered to enshrine this blessing. But in woman, no doubt, its the excessive one as she is blessed with a certain attitude and behaviour to deal with various situations. They are considered as the beauty of the earth and the one crafted to reveal the artistic values of nature. With regard to the womans right to seek employment, it should be stated first that Islam regards her role in society as a mother and a wife as the most sacred and essential one. Neither maids nor baby-sitters can possibly take the mothers place as the educator of an upright, complex free, and carefully reared children. Such a noble and vital role, which largely shapes the future of nations, cannot be regarded as idleness. Even in modern times and in the most developed countries, it is rare to find a woman in the position of a head of state, acting as more than a figurehead, a woman commander of the armed services, or even a proportionate number of women representatives in parliaments, or similar bodies. One cannot possibly ascribe this to backwardness of various nations or to any constitutional limitation on womans right to be in such a position. It is more logical to explain the present situation in terms of the natural and indisputable differences between man and woman, a difference, which does not imply any supremacy of one over the other. The difference implies rather the complementary roles of both the sexes in life. There are a number of portrayals, in which the women are not paid consideration. However, it is not merely on the basis of capabilities, but the physiological and psychological make up of the women cause it in general. Even the medical science has been busy in evaluating several aspects of women personality and the duties or assignments that are being carried by them in the society. And to our wonder, the results stand in no difference with the Islamic instructions. Moreover, some decisions require a maximum of rationality and a minimum of emotionality - a requirement, which does not coincide with the instinctive nature of women. Islam decreed the right, of which woman was deprived, both before Islam and even in the 20th century, the right of independent ownership. According to Islamic Law, womans right to her money, real estate, or other properties is fully acknowledged. This right undergoes no change whether she is single or married. She retains her full rights to buy, sell, mortgage or lease any or all her properties. It is also worthy of note that such right applies to her properties before marriage as well as to whatever she acquires thereafter. Her share is one-half of the mans shares, with no implication that she is worth half a man. It would seem grossly inconsistent after the overwhelming evidence of womans equitable treatment in Islam to make such an inference. This variation in inheritance rights is only consistent with the variations in financial responsibilities of man and woman according to the Islamic Law. Man in Islam is fully responsible for the maintenance of his wife, his children, and in some cases of his needy relatives. This responsibility is neither waived nor reduced because of his wifes wealth or because of her access to any personal income gained from work, rent, profit, or any other legal means. Woman , on the other hand, is far more secure financially and is far less burdened with any claims on her possessions. Her possessions before marriage do not transfer to her husband and she even keeps her maiden name. She has no obligation to spend on her family out of such properties or out of her income after marriage. Besides all other provisions for her protection at the time of marriage, it was specifically decreed that woman has the full right to her Mahr, a marriage gift, which is presented to her by her husband and is included in the nuptial contract, and that such ownership does not transfer to her father or husband. If she is divorced, she may get alimony from her ex-husband. The concept of 'Mahr in Islam is neither an actual or symbolic price for the woman, as was the case in certain cultures, rather it is a gift, symbolising love and affection. The rules for married life in Islam are clear and in harmony with upright human nature. In consideration of the physiological and psychological make-up of man and woman, both have equal rights and claims on one another, except for one responsibility, that is of leadership. This is a matter, which is natural in any collective life. Such degree is of maintenance and protection. It implies no superiority or advantage before the law. Yet, mans role of leadership in relation to his family does not mean the husbands dictatorship over his wife. Islam emphasises the importance of taking counsel and mutual agreement in family decisions. As the womans right to decide about her marriage is recognised, so also her right to seek an end for an unsuccessful marriage is recognised. To provide for the stability of the family, however, and in order to protect it from hasty decisions under temporary emotional stress, certain steps and waiting periods should be observed by men and women seeking divorce. Considering the relatively more emotional nature of women, a good reason for asking for divorce should be brought before the judge. Islamic teachings made it mandatory for the one who found its parents in old age, must hurried to serve and assist them till they have breath in their body as there is no other reward by the Almighty Allah, but 'Heaven for the one. Whereas, in this regard too, mother; a woman is given a higher degree of respect than the man. There are several hadiths of Holy Prophet (PBUH) that highlights the respect and dignity of womans role as a mother. The limitations imposed by Islam , however, have nothing to do with the dignity of woman or with her rights. It is rather, related to the natural differences in the biological and psychological make-up of men and women. In the case of Islam , such compassionate and dignified status to woman was declared, neither because it reflects the environment of the seventh century, nor under the threat or pressure of women and their organisations, but rather because of its intrinsic candour. If this indicates anything, it would demonstrate the divine origin of the Quran and the truthfulness of the message of Islam , which, unlike human philosophies and ideologies, holds impressive roadmap, the one that suits all. Moreover, it is supremacy of Islam which established such principles that neither grew obsolete and nor will become a matter of past in the centuries to come. The evidence is the practice of these sets of principles in the society in one-way or the other. After all, this is the message of the All-Wise and All-Knowing Almighty Allah; Whose wisdom and knowledge are far beyond the ultimate in human thought and progress.