Sahih Muslim Book 005, Hadith Number 2187.

Chapter : Getting of reward to Sadaqa for the dead given on his or her behalf.

Maimuna bint Harith reported that she set free a slave-girl during the lifetime of the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) and she made a mention of that to the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) and he said: Had you gives her to your maternal uncles, you would have a greater reward.

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