The parties were married on 7 June 2011 and had one child. Initially, the marriage was harmonious. By 2014, however, it had become quarrelsome because, the applicant submitted, the respondent would:
In February 2015, the parties separated and had remained that way for approximately nine months. The applicant initially requested that the court grant him a revocable divorce (talak satu raj'i). After court-sanctioned mediation, however, the applicant withdrew his application for divorce.