His name is Sheikh Muhammad Ali bin Qasim bin Muhammad Ali bin Ahmed al-Haeri, best known as "Al-Hirr," a virtuous orator, writer, and poet.
He was born and grew up in the holy city of Karbala in 1248 Hijri, 1832 AD. He was a student of the city's most famous scholars, including his father, the poet Sheikh Qasim Al-Hirr, and his uncle, Sheikh Sadiq Al-Hirr, and others.
He chose the way of rhetoric and minber and excelled in his speeches, as he had a good and stentorian voice, in addition to his brilliance in poetry and literature.
He wrote poems for various purposes, especially for praising some of the well-known scientific and social families of Karbala, and he lived at the same period as the famous preacher Sheikh Mohsen Abu Al-Hab.
He became proficient in rhetoric and preaching and began them in the holy shrine of the Imam Hussein "A. S". His fame in rhetoric reached far beyond the city of Karbala, as invitations poured out upon him to preach and recite the tragedy of Karbala in some southern cities in Iraq and Iran, so he answered those calls and participated in the service of the minber by preaching the people, guiding them, and raising awareness.
He died in the holy city of Karbala in 1328 Hijri, 1910 AD and was buried in the holy shrine of the Imam Hussein "A. S".
Mawsueat Karbala Al-Hadharia "Karbala Civilizational Encyclopedia".
A publication of Karbala Center for Studies and Research
The Historical Ax, Department of Islamic History.
[Vol. 10, Pg. 62-63].