There is only ONE verse in the Quran where it is remotely possible to suggest that men are somehow superior to women; however if you read the verse in question, it becomes obvious that the verse is about a domestic situation and not about the relationship between men and women in general. Here is the full quote: “[4.34] Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property; the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded; and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them; surely Allah is High, Great.” Here it is said that a good wife should be obedient to her husband in order to protect their privacy, because men are supposed to protect their wives, and finally because husbands are required to provide for their wives. And if wives keep flirting with other men, a husband should first admonish his wife; and if that doesn’t work, he should stop sleeping with her; and as a last resort, he can beat her lightly to get her to realize that their marriage is in trouble and she should change her attitude. There is another Hadith which says, “I (Muaviyah b. Haidah) said, “O Apostle of God! What is my duty to my wife?” He said, “That you give her to eat as you eat yourself, and clothe her as you clothe yourself; and do not slap her in the face nor abuse her, nor separate yourself from her in displeasure.” God dislikes divorce and He wants a husband to do whatever is necessary to make his wife realize that he still wants her. Prophet Muhammad had said, “Do treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers.”
Women Inferior to Men?