Jews Who are Praised
As we have seen, examination of the verses before verse 60 of Surat al-Ma’ida shows the attributes of this community. Examination of the verses that follow reveals the qualities of true Jews and Christians in the eyes of the Qur’an:
Those who have faith and those who are Jews and the Sabaeans and the Christians, all who have faith in God and the Last Day and act rightly will feel no fear and will know no sorrow. (Qur'an, 5:69)
There are glad tidings in this verse and they are directed toward Jews and also toward Christians who believe in God and do good deeds. God is foretelling that those Jews and Christians who are sincere and who believe in Him will taste no fear. This is the good news of paradise for them because God is promising that they will know no sorrow; God places them in a lofty place. God is expressing His love of them.
God reveals in verses that He will never allow sincere Jews and Christians who devoutly believe in Him to know fear.