I have two questions which I'm hoping someone could clarify for me, Insha'Allah.
1) When men and women attend Islamic events/lectures and there is no direct separation, how exactly should they sit? Side by side (men on left and women on right), or men in front and women in back? Is there any reference for this?
2) If I'm correct, there is a hadith about Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn 'Abbas (radiallahu ta'ala anhu), about his journey to attain as much knowledge about the Prophet, sallallahu alayhe wa sallam, as he could. Is there anyone who has the hadith in Arabic as well as English? Also, is there an Arabic proverb at the end of the Hadith? I'm a bit confused.
Any help would be most appreciated.