In Hinduism women have even a lower status.
To be finally SAVED one must be male. Even a female saint has ONE more reincarnation to go through -- she must come back as a MALE for final redemption.
Brahman women ARE higher than men and women of lower castes but even Indira Ghandi, a Brahman, has to come back as ANY male to be "saved." Islam gives everyone, even women, an equal shot at equality at salvation -- like Christianity.
because Islam saw equality in humans
Except for women, of course.
Don't forget non-muslims.