From Islam's point of view, Hudud is Allah's divine law, prescribed in the Quran. In Islam, Quran is a revelation, perfection unmatched in this world. Allah's message, laws are everlasting; this life to the next.
Nobody can claim that the Hudud is written by a man. Muslims are taught to be tolerant of other religions. But apostasy is waging war against Islam. (Read Riwayat Bukhari 2/280; Abu Daud (4351); Tirmizi 145; Nasaie, 7/104 and Ahmad,1/282)
'The only recompense of those who fight against Allah and His Messenger and wander about in the land making mischief is this that they all should he slain or he crucified or their hands of one side and the feet of the other side be cut off or be sent far away from the land. This is their disgrace in the world and in the Hereafter for them there is great torment.' (33 Surah al-Maidah)
'But those who repented before you have control over them then know that Allah is Forgiving. Merciful.' (34 Surah al-Maidah)
Has not the Quran taught that matter is an illusion? That there are smaller particles than atoms?
Time's relativity? (Einstein was not the first) The shape of earth? Its movement? Its orbit? The moon's orbit? The Big Bang Theory? (It's not new to Islam).
Islam teaches about creation. And yet Dr Syed Alwi Ahmad thinks a more modern interpretation is needed. How can a Muslim accept Darwin's theory which is directly against the idea of creation?
I'm am not saying that Darwinism is 100 percent wrong. Piltdown Man, which may be the biggest scandal in the history of science, is a typical example of evolution fraud.
But to say that Islam needs modern interpretation based on a controversial theory? It's more that modern theory needs an interpretation based on Islam (Quran), not the other way around.