Sahih Muslim Book 9, Hadith Number 3599.

Chapter: It is forbidden for a slave to take anyone as his ally except one who emancipates him.

Abu Huraira (Allah be pleased with him) reported that Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: He who takes anyone as his ally without the consent of his previous master, there will be the curse of Allah and that of His angels upon him, and neither, any obligatory act of his nor the supererogatory one will be accepted (by Allah).