Abu Dawud Book 36, Hadith Number 4874.

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Narated By Uqbah ibn Amir : AbulHaytham quoted Dukhayn, the scribe of Uqbah ibn Amir, saying: We had some neighbours who used to drink wine. I for them, but they did not stop.

I then said to Uqbah ibn Amir: These neighbours of ours drink wine, and I tried to prevent them but they did not stop, and I am going to call the police about them.

He said: Leave them.

I again came to Uqbah ibn Amir and said: Our neighbours have refused to refrain from drinking wine, and I am going to call the police for them.

He said: Woe to thee! Leave them alone. I heard the Apostle of Allah (PBUH) say: he then mentioned the tradition to the same effect as recorded above on the authority of the narrator Muslim.