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Get to know 5 Muslim Villages in Bali

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Previously, when reading the title above, it seemed that we were still thinking, “Isn’t Bali the majority Hindu country?”

The diversity in Indonesia and the tolerance that is upheld are what make all regions of Indonesia not discriminate between the religions and beliefs of their people.

Especially in the area of ​​Bali, we all know that on this island, the majority of the gods are Hindus. It does not mean that people with non-Hindu religions cannot live and exercise freedom in their religion.

Known for hospitality, courtesy, and high tolerance. Bali actually has another unique side, such as a Muslim village that can live side by side with the Hindu community in Bali.

There are at least five Muslim villages in Bali, we will discuss them in this article for you.

Javanese Village, Denpasar

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The first is a Javanese village, located in Wanasari Hamlet, Dauh Puri Kaja, Jalan Ahmad Yani Denpasar, Bali.

When the month of Ramadan arrives, this village will usually be very crowded with Muslim people.

It has a fairly large mosque, namely the Baiturrahman Mosque, which was founded in 1926. This mosque has become a symbol of tolerance between religions in Bali.

The other side of the story is that this village was the domicile of the Javanese warriors who fought alongside the Balinese warriors. They fought against the invaders in the Puputan Badung War.

Kecicang Village, Karangasem

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Located in the Banjar area of ​​the Islamic Kecicang Service, Bungayan Kangin Village, Bebandem District, Karangasem Regency, Bali. The village is bordered by Banjang Kecicang Bali, Banjar Triwangsa, and Banjar Subagan.

In this village, there is the Rudat tradition, an acculturation of Balinese and Middle Eastern cultures. The Islamic nuance is so thick in the village, where most of the people work as traders and farmers. They undergo religious ritual traditions such as tahlilan, pilgrimage, and salvation.

Gelgel Village, Klungkung


In the Muslim village located in Klungkung, in Gelgel village to be precise, there is the oldest mosque in Bali, namely Nurul Huda, which was built by Muslim guards who were built by Muslim employees who accompanied Dalem Waturenggong after returning from Majapahit.

Located in Klungkung District, Klungkung Regency, Bali. This village is the oldest Muslim village in Bali, having existed since the early 14th century.

What makes the village unique is that there is a tradition that is usually carried out when breaking the fast together on the second 10 days of Ramadan, namely eating together, called megibung.

Loloan Village, Jembrana

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This village, if taken from downtown Denpasar, can be reached at a distance of 90 km. precisely located in Negara District, Jembrana Regency, Bali.

This village is also known as the largest Muslim community in Bali. When you come here, the people use a mixed Balinese and Malay language to communicate.

Don’t worry about looking for halal food, here you will easily find halal places to eat that are cheap and always busy during the fasting month.

Pegayaman Village, Buleleng

In this village, there is a mix of Islamic and Balinese names, such as Ketut Abdul Razak, Nyoman Saifullah, and so on.

This area became a Muslim village, motivated by the victory of the Singaraja ruler mentioned in the historical records of the Buleleng Chronicle.

The nuances of Islam are increasingly felt when many young children wear caps, as well as women who wear headscarves and traditional local kebayas.

What you need to know is that this village is surrounded by five villages, with the majority being Hindus. Among them are Silangjana Village, Pegadungan, Gitgit, Wanagiri, and Pancasari Village.


When you are celebrating Eid in Bali, of course you will feel a different atmosphere. Usually, when the Eid prayer is held, the pecalang in Bali will help provide security during the prayer.

This diversity is really a lesson for all of us, tolerance between religious communities will be felt in our environment.

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