It's too strict, everything in the Quran was relevant to how things used to be, things have changed so much yet the Quran remains the same. Also, Women's rights is a huge problem for me, I've been told that they can't move to a different country without a Male relative another thing is that the Quran constantly insults other religions and the death sentences and such things still apply till this day when clearly there are other ways of punishing people, it teaches that killing is wrong but people get killed for killing which is dumb logic.
one of the best things about Quran is that it, indeed, is timeless. it can be upgraded cia "ijtihad" but also there where the problem lies, with the wrong way people do their ijtihad and make it reflect badly on islam and quran. for the "woman can't travel w/o a man" thingy, that's one of the faces of "Ijtihad". some scholars did they ijtihad and announced that women can leave the country w/o a man and some didnt because like i said before it is a matter of how people do their ijtihad sine Quran opened the door for people to upgrade it in order for it to fit their current life and it is up to them to use it wisely or not.
and i'd like if you bring a proof that Quran insults other "religions" because that's not true.
I've been told that for every hair a Christian man sees on my head I'll get six snakes in my grave because I refuse to wear the hijab. Unlike other Abrahamic religions, Islam is still pretty primitive and has not progressed, this is mainly due to the introduction of Wahabism.
Ohmygod, I've been told that if I listen to Music that hot Iron rods will be put in my ear until it's out the other ear. I mean I could probably deal with Islam if it upgraded itself.
that's made up bullshit that people spew under the name of islam lol. that has no base in neither Quran or Sunna. i think your problem lies with your islamic mentor/who ever is teaching you islam and not with Quran itself because these things you are talking about have nothing to do with Quran or Sunna and where never mentioned.
btw, Muhammed chose Bilal to be the first one to do the Athan because he has a nice voice and he liked it, so...