This article about the shortage of Sharia scholars in the Muslim world reveals some real problems associated with sharia finance.
First of all, the author admits that a shortage of such scholars has resulted in a compromise in the quality of sharia-compliant products. Note also that this article parrots the propaganda that sharia-compliant finance is somehow a form of “ethical” investing, with an implicit appeal to non-Muslims. This reveals that the sharia finance industry is after the West’s wealth. With regard to “ethical” standards, investors would likely be interested to know that the world’s two largest sharia-compliantare under US and EU sanctions for their ties to terrorist financing and weapons programs. I guess it depends on one’s definition of “ethical.”