The plaintiff submitted that, in May 2009, the parties' had become strained after she relocated to Abu Dhabi a month earlier to work. Upon returning to Indonesia in July that same year, the plaintiff went to live with her elder sibling and since then the defendant had failed to provide the plaintiff with any financial or emotional support. The plaintiff also submitted that the defendant had physically assaulted her. The defendant, in response, claimed that the plaintiff had never sent him money from Abu Dhabi to assist him in taking care of the parties' two children. The defendant also refuted the plaintiff's submission that the parties' marriage was strained, submitting that he wished the parties would remain married.
Despite mediation between the parties, the plaintiff maintained her request for a divorce. The court acknowledged that the purpose of marriage, that being a peaceful, hopeful and loving (sakinah, mawaddah, warahmah) home, as envisaged in Surat Al-Rum verse 21 from the Qur'an, art 1 of Law No. 1 of 1974 on Marriage, and art 3 of the Compilation of Islamic Laws, was no longer feasible. Accordingly, pursuant to art 19(f) of Government Regulation No. 9 of 1975, and art 116(f) of the Compilation of Islamic Laws, the court granted the plaintiff an irrevocable divorce (talak satu ba'in shughra) on the grounds of ongoing conflict.