The parties were married on 4 November 2012 and had their first and only child on 5 April 2014. Since February 2013, however, the parties had begun to quarrel regularly. The plaintiff alleged that this was primarily the result of the defendant misleading the plaintiff's parents as to his financial state. On 27 December 2013, the defendant had left the matrimonial home for no apparent reason, and, since then, had failed to provide the plaintiff with any information as to his whereabouts, or any financial support for their child. The plaintiff's inquiries with the defendant's family and friends were to no avail as they knew nothing themselves. The plaintiff submitted that the purpose of marriage, as envisaged by Law No. 1 of 1974 on Marriage, was no longer attainable.
The court found that the information provided by witnesses corroborated with the plaintiff's submissions. It noted that it was required, pursuant to art 39(1) and (2) of Law No. 1 of 1974 on Marriage, to mediate the parties, and to then identify sufficient reason to grant the parties a divorce. The court found sufficient reason in the form of ongoing conflict and, therefore, pursuant to art 19(f) of Government Regulation No. 9 of 1975, and art 116(f) of the Compilation of Islamic Laws, granted the parties an irrevocable divorce (talak satu ba'in shughro).