Bottleneck of growth.
With respect to the first issue, it is recognised as not only a matter of commonsense but also as a matter of religious jurisprudence that Islamic finance cannot be expected wholly to alleviate the socio-economic challenges affecting the world, let alone their constituencies. This is because Islamic banks and financial institutions are established by profit-seeking individuals looking to earn a legitimate return on their investment.
The question of what is legitimate depends on who you are speaking to. Some suggest that Islamic finance should invest in economic development and should be a tool to alleviate poverty, while others suggest that legitimate implies following God's divine commandments relating to commercial activities and its related interpretation by scholars.
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