Bila sebut tentang ibu tiri, mesti kita sudah membayangkan wajah yang bengis, garang dan hati kering. Namun hakikatnya tidak semua ibu tiri begitu. Masih ingat tak lagi dengan penyanyi bersuara lunak, Farah Asyikin Zulkifli.  Seorang penyanyi dan komposer Malaysia yang meraih tempat ketiga dalam musim kedua pertandingan Malaysian Idol pada tahun 2005, Farah juga pernah meraih tempat kelima dalam pertandingan One in a Million tahun 2006.

Baru-baru ini Farah telah berkongsi sekeping gambar bersama keluarganya. Perkongsian itu dibuat menerusi sebuah entri di akaun Instagram (IG) miliknya.

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Alot of curious and concern followers asking for a photo with my stepchildren in it. Even yesterday in my Q&A box – in my ig story. I used to share photos of us once in a while which you can scroll down my ig photos. You see, the struggles of a blended family is real. The stigma of being a Stepmother is also real. Thanks to Snow White, Cinderella, and such that impacted everyone growing up watching them hating Stepmothers around the world! People must know that there are such great Stepmothers like Julia Roberts' character in the movie StepMom, even my own Mother who's been a great Stepmom all her life. Saydatina Aishah RA was also a wonderful stepmother at a very young age. The sensitivity is so darn real. I learnt to be really careful with everything around me regarding my family. Some "outsiders" would just take my postings, my words & twisted them. I would say campur tangan "outsiders" can make a struggled family berantakan. BUT InshaaAllah if we do things berlandaskan Quran & hadith, chaos in a family wont take place. Nothing can't be fixed if it's out of love. I love and care for my family alot. No, they don't need another Mama, but InshaaAllah they know I'm always here if I'm ever needed. InshaaAllah, my stepchildren are wonderful young adults and I respect their privacy – Hence less of them on my social media. Anyways, this photo was taken on my husband's eldest child's 24th birthday dinner last February. The handsome boy on the furthest right in the photo is the children's close friend. Next to him is my stepchildren "The Twins" Raja Muzaffar & Raja Shahirah. Next to me of course the lovely birthday girl of the day my stepdaughter Raja Asilla. The beautiful & delicious cake was by @bakingjunkie . Moga Allah sentiasa merahmati keluarga ini. Thank you to all who have been sending in questions and experience on them being a stepmother, stepchildren. Whatever I can answer back is only through my humble experience and conscience. And if I can answer openly, I will – for others to benefit from it. InshaaAllah. ❤️ . #blendedfamily #love #family #stepmom #homemaker #wife #stepchildren #alhamdulillah #inshaallah #selfreminder

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Di ruangan kapsyen, Farah memperjelaskan tentang hubungannya bersama tiga orang anak tiri yang sering dipertikai oleh sesetengah netizen.

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Menurut Farah, hubungannya bersama anak tiri tidak mempunyai masalah dan baik-baik sahaja, bukan seperti yang disangka oleh segelintir pihak.

“Ramai pengikut saya meminta gambar bersama anak tiri, sebenarnya saya pernah berkongsi gambar bersama mereka dahulu.

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“Kalau ‘scroll down’ profil saya, anda akan jumpa gambar kami bersama. Terima kasih kepada Snow White dan Cinderella yang memberi impak kepada stigma masyarakat yang membenci ibu tiri.

“Saya sayang keluarga saya, saya sayang anak tiri dan menghormati privasi mereka,” jelasnya.

Foto tersebut diambil pada jamuan makan malam ke-24 anak sulung suaminya, Raja Asilla pada Februari lalu. Di sebelahnya adalah kembar Raja Muzaffar dan Raja Shahirah.

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Manakala lelaki kacak yang paling jauh di dalam foto itu adalah kawan rapat anak-anaknya.

Farah Asyikin berkahwin dengan Raja Iskandar Raja Mukhtaruddin pada Januari tahun lalu. Sebelum itu, dia pernah dua kali mendirikan rumahtangga.

Sumber kredit: Sinar Harian & Instagram Farah Asyikin