I heard that Uthman ibn Affan (radiyallahu’anhu) had a son with Ruqayyah (radiyallahu’anha), but he passed away during or after the Battle of Badr. Is there a Hadith to back this up?
Yes, The historians and authors of seerah do mention that Sayyiduna ‘Uthman and Sayyidatuna Ruqayyah (radiyallahu’anhuma) did have a son by the name of ‘Abdullah while they were in Abyssinia.
It was Sayyidah Ruqayyah (radiyallahu’anha) who passed away in Madinah while Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) was busy in the battle of Badr.
Her son; ‘Abdullah passed away after her.
References for all of the above:
Al-Isabah, number: 11187 & Subulul Huda war Rashad, vol.11 pg.35.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar