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(Historically: People or Mankind or Humanity.)
Surah 114:1 قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ النَّاسِ
Make known, I seek protection and preservation with (the guidance of) my Sustainer, Fosterer, Maintainer and Accomplisher from all mental confusion.
Surah 114:2 مَلِكِ النَّاسِ
What for you, is the mental confusion?
Surah 114:3 إِلَهِ النَّاسِ
The worship and adoration of a deity, that is the mental confusion.
Surah 114:4 مِن شَرِّ الْوَسْوَاسِ الْخَنَّاسِ
This becomes the basis of wrongdoing, injustice, corruption and wickedness. Which prompts what is vain and destitute of good. Falling backwards in (knowledge) and lagging behind (in social development) as a result.
Surah 114:5 الَّذِي يُوَسْوِسُ فِي صُدُورِ النَّاسِ
All who become vain and destitute of good? Will return back to mental confusion.
Surah 114:6 مِنَ الْجِنَّةِ وَ النَّاسِ
Like the ones in the state that creates a loss of reason and unsoundness of mind or intellect; resulting in all possible mental confusions.