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al-Nuwairi was born in Egypt in 1279 CE and died in Cairo in 1333 CE. He had a career in government dealing with the financial administration of the Mamluk empire. After retiring in 1312 CE, he wrote a book titled The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition (Nihāyat al-arab fī funūn al-adab) consisting of multiple volumes and over 2 million words (wikipedia and Muhanna, 2018). The book was divided into 5 sections. ( Muhanna, 2018).