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.