Kazan Islamic review aims at becoming an all-Russian academic journal based at one of the leading centers of Islamic studies in Russia, Kazan University.
The article is devoted to a detailed analysis of the work of Bryan Stanley Turner, famous expert on Islam, the author of the original theory in the sociology of Islam. The fundamental point of the majority of his articles is a consideration of the phenomenon of Orientalism, its history and present, as well as its consistent criticism. Beginning with a critique of the sociology of Max Weber, which founded, according to B. Turner, the basics of modern false paradigm of Islamic studies, he methodically identifies not only obvious, but hidden forms of Orientalism, demonstrating the possibility of avoiding it in their studies. In the article the elements of the theory B. Turner are discussed, its strengths are demonstrated, a number of criticisms is presented.