Tezhib is Habib University’s first Research Journal that aims to contribute to the existing body of knowledge through the academic contributions of its students. By archiving the innovative and analytical works of undergraduate students across all disciplines, this journal acts as a communal platform where matters pertaining to the societal and humanitarian sphere can be engaged with. Moreover, the journal is also committed to attributing significance to the local languages and history of Pakistan. Gulzar functions as a sub-section of Tezhib to promote the ever-evolving art of regional languages and literature, where students can endorse the beauty of Urdu, Sindhi, and Punjabi Adab through their own exemplary contributions.


Tezhib draws its meaning from an Arabic word which means to layer a surface with gold. It is found in the form of palmettes, rosettes, arabesques around the margins of the Quran hoping to illumine the mind of the reader through knowledge and beauty.

Allegorically, Tezhib is represented by the tree, attempting to understand the roots of knowledge which branches from the mind towards the Infinitude. The word is travelling within a spectrum of finitude to the infinitude – as a human does in their daily lives.

The Tezhib Journal – a platform for the research produced by students at Habib – walks many lines. From humanities, development, epistemology to philosophy, religious studies, technology, literature and language. It aspires to motivate students towards research, lending to the archives of the country. Such knowledge can draw notions of social cohesion. It will enliven modes of thought analytically, critically, creatively and imaginatively, in hopes of involving readers in a process of learning and unlearning.