This video from 2006 provides a short introduction to Sufi Islam, which emphasizes the inward, spiritual search for knowledge of God. It looks at the historical development of Sufi orders and the core concepts of their mystical approach. This shows a very different side of Islam from what is often depicted in the media.
An Introduction to Sufi Islam
This video celebrates the establishment of the Chair in Islamic Studies at the University of Alberta in 2006. It explores what this position means to Muslims and the wider community in Edmonton and Canada. It also provides a historical exploration of the rich and diverse intellectual traditions of Muslim civilizations.
Advancing the Islamic Intellectual Tradition
"Alberta Moments" were short Public Service Announcements (PSAs) that aired on television, produced by the Heritage Community Foundation. They covered topics such as Alberta's political beginnings, petroleum industry, and Metis, Franophone, and Ukranian heritage. Aleem Karmali worked on these as an editor, and also contributed to writing, researching, and camera work for several.
Many of our video projects are not currently available online, including the following documentaries: The Ismaili Centres (forthcoming), Breaking the Cycle of Poverty (2016), Engaging Youth in Disaster Preparedness (2014), Transmission (2010), and Home Away From Home (2009). Some of our older educational, creative, and corporate projects are on YouTube, including the videos below, all from 2006.