Al-Ashraf Abu Al-Nasr Inal Al-Hasani Al-Zahiri was a Mamluk of Circassian origin. He was taken from the Caucasus by the merchant Alaa Al-Din and sold to Sultan Barquq.
Al-Ashraf Inal later becoming one of the Mamluks of Sultan Barquq's son, Farag. He rose in the ranks to become Amir of One Hundred, Commander of a Thousand under Sultan Barsbay. He ousted Sultan Othman Ibn Jaqmaq and became sultan. He reigned for eight years and two months. He passed away in 865 after Hijra / AD 1461 at the age of 81. He had abdicated in favor of his son Al-Shihab Ahmad.
Sultan Al-Ashraf Inal was buried in the mausoleum of the complex he built in the Mamluk Cemetery. During his lifetime, he tried to restore the value of the gold dinar, or gold currency, which had plummeted in value in 800 after Hijra / AD 1397. Sultan Al-Ashraf Inal was generally known as a just ruler and an enduring politician who had waged war on Ibrahim Prince of Kirman who had conquered Tarsus and Adana.