|Died||AH 1014 (AD 1605)|
Nur ad-Din Abu al-Hasan Ali ibn Sultan Muhammad al-Hirawi al-Qari (Arabic: نور الدين أبو الحسن علي بن سلطان محمد الهروي القاري; d. 1605/1606), known as Mulla Ali al-Qari (ملا علي القاري) was an Islamic scholar.
He was born in Herat, where he received his basic Islamic education. Thereafter, he travelled to Makkah al-Mukarramah and studied under the scholar Shaykh Ahmad Ibn Hajar al-Haytami Makki, and al-Qari eventually decided to remain in Makkah al-Mukarramah where he taught, died and was buried.
He is considered in Hanafi circles to be one of the masters of hadith and Imams of fiqh, Qur'anic commentary, language, history and tasawwuf. He was a hafiz (memorizer of the Qur'aan) and a famous calligrapher who wrote a Qur'aan every year.
Al-Qari wrote several books, including the commentary al-Mirqat on Mishkat al-Masabih in several volumes, a two-volume commentary on Qadi Ayyad's Ash-Shifa, a commentary on the Shama'il al-Tirmidhi, and a two-volume commentary on Al-Ghazali's abridgment of the Ihya entitled `Ayn al-`ilm wa zayn al-hilm (The spring of knowledge and the adornment of understanding). He also wrote Tohfat al-A'ali Sharh bad' al-Amali, an exposition of Qasida Bad'ul Amali.
His most popular work is a collection of prayers (dua), taken from the Qur'aan and the Hadith, called Hizb-ul-Azam. The collection is divided into seven chapters, giving one chapter for each day of the week. This work is sometimes found in a collection with the Dalail al-Khayrat.