The applicant and his wife were married on 4 November 1991, in accordance with Islamic tradition before a local Office of Religious Affairs Marriage Registrar. They would have three children. When the applicant applied for a birth certificate for one of his children, however, he discovered that his name had been incorrectly recorded on his marriage certificate, which precluded his child's birth certificate from being issued. Accordingly, he sought a stipulation from the court to rectify this problem.
The court granted the applicant's request to correct her name on her marriage certificate.