Ali Bashir was a flying carpet merchant who was very interested in importing flying carpets into Britain. Arthur Weasley wouldn’t allow it, so Ali tried to smuggle carpets in (GF7, GF23).
Dates fl. 1994
Species / Race Wizard
Ali's mention serves as an opening for Crouch to emphasize that his family members were law-abiding (his grandfather's Axminster). This is important, considering Crouch Jr., and the various laws Crouch Sr. himself broke to acquire and maintain his son's freedom.