Ali Hariri or Sheikh Ahmed Bohtani (Kurdish: Elî Herîrî, b. Harir; 1009–1079/1080) was a Kurdish poet who wrote in Kurmanji and considered a pioneer in classical Kurdish Sufi literature and a founder of the Kurdish literary tradition.
Hariri was born in 1009 in the village of Harir, part of the Hakkâri district of Bohtan, He was first mentioned by Ahmad Khani in the 17th century, and limited information is known about him. His poetry focused on love, love for Kurdistan, its beautiful nature and the beauty of its people. The poems were popular and spread all over Kurdistan. According to historian Muhibbî, Hariri moved to Damascus to study and had a son named Şex Ehmed (d. 1048) who possibly was a mullah and a faqih.
He died in Cizre and his grave is considered a sacred place and visited by numerous people every year.