Adunis Asbar, known as the greatest living Arabic-language poet, stated recently in an interview that Islam can’t be modernized because to do so would lose the original meaning of the religion.
As a Muslim himself, Asdunis seems to think it’s contributes nothing to the betterment of mankind.
“It produces no thinking, no art, noscience, no vision that could change the world.”
Asdunis is a Syrian who has been living in Paris since 1975. Of course there are multiple fatwas and death threats against him personally and burnings of his books in the Muslim world.