They said, ‘We do not care! We are returning to our Lord. We remain hopeful that our Lord will forgive us our mistakes for being the first of the muminun (believer).’
We revealed to Musa (Moses): ‘Travel with Our slaves by night. You will certainly be pursued.’ Pharaoh sent marshals into the cities: ‘These people are a small group and we find them irritating and we constitute a vigilant majority.’
We expelled them from gardens and springs, from treasures and a splendid situation. So it was! And We bequeathed them to the tribe of Israel.
So they pursued them towards the east. And when the two hosts came into sight of one another Musa’s companions said, ‘We will surely be overtaken!’ He said, ‘Never! My Lord is with me and He will guide me.’
So We revealed to Musa, ‘Strike the sea with your staff.’ And it split in two, each part like a towering cliff. And We brought the others right up to it. We rescued Musa and all those who were with him. Then We drowned the rest.
There is certainly a Sign in that yet most of them are not muminun.
Truly your Lord is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.
(Quran 26: 50-68)