Question 437: Some people say that Islaam is not just to perform Salaah (Prayer), but it is to be of good manners. What is your opinion regarding that?
Answer: Islaam is made up of sayings, deeds, and conviction. Salaah is one of the Arkaan (pillars) of Islaam and fostering good manners is an Islaamic requirement. However, it is not permissible to confine Deen (religion) to nobility of character and abandon the Arkaan and the Waajib (obligatory) acts of Islaam... read more here.