The parties were married on 5 March 2012 and had no children. The applicant submitted, however, that, since December 2013, the marriage had become quarrelsome because of the parties' lack of compatibility. As a result, they had lived separately for the past eight months. The applicant, in an attempt to reconcile with the respondent, had even requested the help of the respondent's parents, but this proved to be unsuccessful.
The applicant's failure to attend court on two separate occasions (26 August 2014 and 9 September 2014), even after being summonsed formally, however, meant the court dismissed his claim for a revocable divorce (talak satu raj'i). The applicant was also ordered to pay costs.