Q: If I take a bath and clean my nose and mouth in a wudhu way, would it be considered to be wudhu? If so then shall the water reach all parts of my body while bathing? What about ears?
A: It is permissible for you to perform namaaz in this state, though this is not in the keeping with the sunnat way of ghusal.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)