Analyze from the eyes of our youth who is exposed to both Islamic and other world. One sees smiling, happy, singing, modern religions and societies on one side and worried, bleeding, closed and cornered Islamic world on the other. We, the Muslims, have not presented modern Islam’s true face to our children and to the world. This is the reason that children are running away from this religion. Going to mosque or sporting beard is shameful while wearing cross pendants in the neck is a fashion.
Islam was not for the seventh century or was not for the region of it origin only. This religion came for the whole humanity and that too till the end of the world. It could not remain in its old shape as it was before. It had to adapt with the time and religion has left the cushion for such changes. But unfortunately, of late, these changes are just not coming.
In the beginning there were few changes which were adapted by the early preachers of Islam. One example is the origin of Qawali. This way of preaching was devised by our fore-forefathers keeping in view the popularity and inclination of the local public towards music and singing. Were they wrong in adapting according to the time and space they were in? The result shows they were really really successful. This method allowed them to attract the people towards them so that they can teach them. Only the means was changed, not the message!!
And what we see today is totally opposite. There is no visible charm, attraction and joy in Islam. Sorry to say, it looks boring to the youth compared to the fun one sees in other religions, e.g. Christianity.