The Burnt Biscuits – Great Story with a Moral

When I was a kid, my mom would prepare special breakfast every now and then. And I remember one night in particular, after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad.

I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed! Yet all my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don’t remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that biscuit and eat every bite!
When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my mom apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits. And I’ll never forget what he said: Honey, I love burned biscuits.
Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him
if he really liked his biscuits burned.

He wrapped me in his arms and said, Your Momma put in a hard day at work today and she’s real tired. And besides – a little burnt biscuit never hurt anyone! You know, life is full of imperfect things and imperfect people. I’m not the best at hardly anything, and I make so many mistakes forget to congratulate people on their special occasions.

What I’ve learned over the years is that learning to accept each others faults – and choosing to celebrate each others differences – is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.


And that’s my prayer for you today. That you will learn to take the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your life but always have trust in God. Because in the end, He’s the only One who will be able to give you a relationship where a burnt biscuit isn’t a deal-breaker!
We could extend this to any relationship. In fact, understanding is the base of any relationship, be it a husband-wife or parent-child or friendship!
Don’t put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket – keep it in your own.

So Please pass me a biscuit, and yes, the burnt one will do just fine.!.!.!.!

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95 Responses to The Burnt Biscuits – Great Story with a Moral

  1. Arabella October 12, 2012 at 8:49 PM #

    This very nice story reminded me of rassoul Allah(sws). This is how he was at home, never criticising, nor judging or shouting.
    Thanks and lets practice the same inshallah

  2. Ado April 19, 2012 at 7:20 PM #

    No! no!! no!!! Sara you do not deserve a piece of a burnt biscuit but a buttered one. Thanks

  3. Vaseem March 20, 2012 at 1:49 PM #

    Very Nice Moral.

  4. Haider Ali March 19, 2012 at 11:42 AM #

    Its very nice and heart touching story thanks for sharing ;))

  5. Ahmed Kamal March 18, 2012 at 2:39 AM #

    Children, without exception, are all entitled by right that each and all to experience and enjoy loving family! Is a duty placed on each father and mother! The mom who would so such act as it appears from the story deprive her child / children of the right granted to each of them! No doubts that “mom” had a reason to do what he done! But in her doing she didn’t realise her act would remain in her child memory to the rest of her life! The good news in that is, a hopes for all! I hope, that child will never do what her mom don! If she must do, then she musn’t do in front of her children! 🙂

  6. Hussain R HJI March 18, 2012 at 1:57 AM #

    Hi Sara,

    your are wounderful, thanks for this beautiful moral and teaching story, i will try to transilate it to arabic and farsi INSHAULLAH very soon.

  7. annonomous March 17, 2012 at 5:11 PM #

    omg amazing

  8. Cheknane Aissa March 17, 2012 at 4:00 PM #

    Hi Sara again
    I try to translate what our prophet sadi ,concerning this moral.
    On my previuos comment I wrote it in arabic but it’s not clear :
    This is the translation in english :
    Whoever is the best ,,is the one for his family, and I’am (Prophet) the best for my family.

  9. Cheknane Aissa March 17, 2012 at 3:52 PM #

    Hi Sara
    Thanks for this moral.
    For us, Muslims this is obvious since our Prophet peace be upon him said 1333 years ago :
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    So in our religion every thing is clear,but unfortunately we don’t concentrate on what we read.
    Thanks again and good day.

  10. Tariq Khan March 17, 2012 at 2:45 PM #

    Great story with great moral value and inspiration.

  11. skybeen March 17, 2012 at 2:15 PM #

    worth praising task

  12. Jawad_608 October 5, 2011 at 12:15 PM #

    Nice article

  13. Z Hussain August 7, 2011 at 5:49 AM #

    How lucky u r to have such great and caring parents. God bless all of ur family members.

  14. mustafa August 3, 2011 at 3:22 PM #

    they’re a nice couple

  15. S.M.Naufer August 3, 2011 at 9:54 AM #

    A precious advice presented in a persuasive method.

  16. Hafizmohsin_786 July 30, 2011 at 7:09 PM #

    that,s gret story and have lesson for the happiest life forever. i wish to be like that father

  17. Imran_0301 July 26, 2011 at 10:42 AM #

    this is awesome story and its great lesson to youngers.
    i will try my best to do so.
    i think i got an idea to read this.

  18. Ammar July 26, 2011 at 10:06 AM #

    very influential story…..Big Like

  19. Taha July 26, 2011 at 4:41 AM #

    Masha Allah!a good story to learn and should practice in our life.

  20. Amirazam13 July 25, 2011 at 7:11 PM #

    there is no wards to say, That story is great.

  21. Ibra Him July 25, 2011 at 4:24 PM #


  22. MUHAMMAD ATIF July 25, 2011 at 3:20 PM #

    I think  story needs to be testable for the “Confirmation” to take place. Remember, we do not develop what we cannot test. If you can’t test it then you will never know when you are done.         [email protected]

  23. Khurramabrar July 25, 2011 at 2:33 PM #

    great story…i wish i could be like that

  24. Abdullahi Garba July 25, 2011 at 9:40 AM #

    Thanks Sara for sending this mail to me. The story is quite inspiring and gives moral lessons. Pls send as many moral topics as possible.