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Believing in South CentralEveryday Islam in the City of Angels$
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Pamela J. Prickett

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780226747149

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226747316.001.0001

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“Money Is Funny”

“Money Is Funny”

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(p.62) Chapter Three “Money Is Funny”
Believing in South Central

Pamela J. Prickett

University of Chicago Press

This chapter shows how the legacy of the Nation of Islam continues to impact community life through informal economic activity at the mosque. Halal economic exchange went beyond a survival strategy; it provided a means to deepen piety by rising above the perceived moral fray of the neighborhood. But the networks of exchange at the mosque were closed, meaning the exchange was more a redistribution of existing limited resources than a method of generating new wealth within the community. This put believers into competition with one another and the organization itself, causing distrust that impacted the community’s growth.

Keywords:   informal economy, mosque, poverty

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