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In the Blink of an Eye: An Autobiography

This book is about Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf
"In the Blink of an Eye: An Autobiography" unveils the stirring life of former NBA star Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (formerly Chris Jackson), who faced profound challenges both on and off the basketball court. Published on October 18, 2022, this autobiography delves deeply into Abdul-Rauf's conversion to Islam, his controversial decision to pray rather than salute the flag during the national anthem—a stand that notably impacted his career—and his resilient battle with Tourette Syndrome. Through his journey, Abdul-Rauf navigates the complex terrains of racial justice and religious freedom, offering readers a vivid portrait of his trials and triumphs. His story is a compelling testament to the power of steadfast principles in the face of adversity and societal expectations. High school readers will find "In the Blink of an Eye" an invaluable resource that challenges them to reflect on identity, integrity, and the personal costs of standing up for one’s beliefs. This autobiography not only captures the essence of a man who dared to live true to his convictions but also prompts us to question how we can actively contribute to a more just and understanding world.
Published by Kaepernick Publishing on October 18, 2022
256 pages
ISBN: 9781595911209
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