An eighteen-year-old Iranian boy is thrust into a new and strange world in search of a Western education.
He returns home after 13 years and becomes a leader in the academic and medical community, working to foster progress. Decades later, and after years of soul-searching in the U.S. as an immigrant Muslim, he passionately shares his insights gained from living between two cultures.
Transplanted is the personal testimony of a man who has succeeded in life on both sides of the cultural line and sees clearly that Islam is compatible with modernity and western civilization. It is the wisdom of a man who passionately wants to share his insights with those, both Muslims and non-Muslims, who wonder about these issues. And it is a call to future generations of Muslims in America and Europe not to lose their heritage, but to have the courage to explore it, understand it, cherish it, preserve it, and draw from it inspirations and ideas that they can contribute to the betterment of their adopted homeland.