The parties were married on 27 April 2008. After marrying, the parties lived happily with the applicant's parents, and had one child. The parties remained happily married until 2009, after which they began to quarrel regularly. The applicant submitted that this was because:
As a result, the parties had been separated for the past five years, during which time they had not shared any physical intimacy. The applicant submitted that the marriage was beyond repair and, accordingly, requested that the court grant him a divorce.
The court acknowledged that the purpose of marriage, as contained in the Qur'an, Surah Al Rum, verse 21, as well as art 1 of Law No. 1 of 1974, and art 3 of the Compilation of Islamic Laws, being a peaceful, hopeful and loving home, was no longer feasible. Therefore, pursuant to the elucidation of art 37 of Law No. 1 of 1974, art 19(b) and (f) of Government Regulation No. 9 of 1975, and art 116(b) and (f) of the Compilation of Islamic Laws, the court acceded to the plaintiff's application for a revocable divorce (talak satu raj'i) on the grounds of having been apart for longer than two consecutive years, as well as ongoing conflict.