I am Isral Naska, teaching at Arabic Education Department in Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Barat, West Sumatra of Indonesia. I am on the 3rd of PhD study at University College Cork, Ireland.

My research interest is the sociology of language and religion, particularly related to Minangkabau and Muhammadiyah.

I love sport, creative writing and photograph.

“Kabek buliah dibukak,

nan buhua ndak buliah goyah”

“Ikatan boleh dibuka,

(tetapi) buhul tidak boleh longgar”

Pepatah Minang. pertama kali didengari dari Mak Katik, seorang budayawan Minangkabau.