Wetu Telu

Wetu Telu ("three times") is a sect of Islamic beliefs of the Sasak people of Lombok, Indonesia. Practitioners pray three times a day, it differs from orthodox Sunni Islam called Waktu Lima, that pray five times a day.[1] Adherents of Wetu Telu also only practice three of the Five Pillars of Islam, which are Shahada (Declaration of Faith), Salah (Prayer), and Sawm (Fasting). These practices can be represented by Kyai as religious leader of the community. Wetu Telu also incorporate some native beliefs of ancestral worship and animism.[2]


  1. Müller 1997, p. 55.
  2. "Al Jamaah Al Islamiyah Wetu Telu bi Jazirati Lombok". journal.uii.ac.id. Retrieved 27 August 2022.

Works cited

  • Budiwanti, Erni (2000). Islam Sasak: Wetu Telu versus Waktu Lima (in Indonesian). Yogyakarta: PT LKiS Pelangi Aksara. ISBN 9789798966514.
  • Cederroth, Sven (1998). Gunawan Tjahjono (ed.). Religion and Ritual. Indonesian Heritage. Vol. 9. Singapore: Archipelago Press. ISBN 9813018585.
  • Cederroth, Sven (1995). A Sacred Cloth Religion?: Ceremonies of the Big Feast Among the Wetu Telu Sasak (Lombok, Indonesia). NIAS Report series no. 10 (revised ed.). Singapore: NIAS Press. ISBN 9788787062541. ISSN 0904-597X.
  • Müller, Kal (1997). Pickell, David (ed.). East of Bali: From Lombok to Timor. The Periplus Adventure Guides Series. Singapore: Tuttle Publishing. ISBN 9789625931784.
  • Waterson, Roxana (1998). Gunawan Tjahjono (ed.). Architecture. Indonesian Heritage. Vol. 6. Singapore: Archipelago Press. ISBN 9813018305.
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