Abu Dawud Book 24, Hadith Number 3947.

Chapter : Emancipation of slaves whose price exceeds onethird of the property.

Narated By N/A : ‘Imran b. Hussain said: A man who had no other property emancipated six slaves of his at the time of his death. When the Prophet (may peace be upon him) was informed about it, he spoke severely of him. He then called for them, divided them into three sections, cast lots among them, and emancipated two and kept four in slavery.