We are delighted to see that a number of Muslims, from a range of professional, commercial and community service backgrounds have been honoured in the 2004 New Years Honours. These British honours are awarded on merit, for exceptional achievement or service. Our congratulations to them all.
Dr Khalid Hameed. Chairman, Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council.
Mohammed Jehangir Choudhry. Chairman, Puretone plc. For services to the Hearing Aid Industry and to Businesses in Kent. (Tonbridge, Kent)
Dr Hany Abdel Gawad El-Banna. President and Founder of MCB-affiliate, Islamic Relief.
Dr Zulfikar Masters. For services to international trade.
Dr Nazir Ahmed Chaudhry. Vice-chairman, Scottish Pakistani Association. For services to Race and Community Relations. (Battlefield, Glasgow)
Foysol Hussain Choudhury. Secretary, Edinburgh and Lothian's Equality Council. For services to Community Relations. (Edinburgh)
Shiraz Durrani. For services to Public Libraries. (London, N17)
Ismail Yusuf Ginwalla. For services to the community in Gloucester. (Gloucester, Gloucestershire)
Ashiq Hussain, JP. Councillor, Derby Council. For services to the community in Derby. (Derby, Derbyshire)
Farzand Ali Khan. For services to Community Relations in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. (Huddersfield, West Yorkshire)
Mrs Syeda Khatun. Councillor, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. For services to the community in Sandwell, West Midlands. (Tipton, West Midlands)
Mrs Zarina Kheraj. For services to Education in Tajikstan. (London, SE21)
Zulfiqar Ali Mulak. Head, Housing Needs, London Borough of Hackney. For services to the Homeless. (London, N13)
Ali Ahmed Syed. For services to Black and Ethnic Minority communities in Glasgow. (Bearsden, Dunbartonshire)
Chaudhry Asif Yaqub. Director, Marketing and International Business Development, Quat-Chem Limited. For services to Exports. (Sheffield, South Yorkshire)