حَدَّثَنِي مَالِكٌ، عَنْ يَحْيَى بْنِ سَعِيدٍ، وَعَنْ غَيْرِ، وَاحِدٍ، عَنِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ أَبِي الْحَسَنِ الْبَصْرِيِّ، وَعَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سِيرِينَ، أَنَّ رَجُلاً، فِي زَمَانِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَعْتَقَ عَبِيدًا لَهُ سِتَّةً عِنْدَ مَوْتِهِ فَأَسْهَمَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم بَيْنَهُمْ فَأَعْتَقَ ثُلُثَ تِلْكَ الْعَبِيدِ ‏.‏ قَالَ مَالِكٌ وَبَلَغَنِي أَنَّهُ لَمْ يَكُنْ لِذَلِكَ الرَّجُلِ مَالٌ غَيْرُهُمْ ‏.‏

Malik related to me from Yahya ibn Said and somebody else fromal-Hasan ibn Abi al-Hasan al-Basri and from Muhammad ibn Sirin that aman in the time of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him andgrant him peace, freed six of his slaves while he was dying. TheMessenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, drew lotsbetween them and freed a third of those slaves. Malik addedthat he had heard that the man did not have any property other thanthem. Translation Not Available

Book reference: Muwatta Imam Malik Book 38 Hadith 1468
Web reference: Muwatta Imam Malik Book 38 Hadith 3