وَلَقَدْ اَرْسَلْنَا مِنْ قَبْلِكَ فِيْ شِيَعِ الْاَوَّلِيْنَ ( الحجر: ١٠ )
Wa laqad arsalnaa min qablika fee shiya'il awwaleen (al-Ḥijr 15:10)
And We had certainly sent [messengers] before you, [O Muhammad], among the sects of the former peoples. (Al-Hijr  : 10)
1 Mufti Taqi Usmani
We did send the messengers before you among the groups of earlier peoples.