A brother asked the follow up question :
1. If a person were to take a shower and make the niyah for ghusl, would it be sufficient. In other words, is a shower sufficient as ghusl?
2. if it is, and once the shower is done, does the person then have wudhu? Can they make salaah, touch the mushaf etc? or do they need to make wudhu in the shower as well?
The answer to your question is as follows:
1. According to Imaam Shafi (RA) the 2 Faraaidh of ghusl are niyyah and to ensure that the whole body gets washed, so by taking a shower if your whole boby including the roots of the hair gets washed, then ghusl is complete.
2. Like we have mentioned with regards to ghusl,niyyah is also compulsory for wudhu. In addition Imaam Shafi(RA)also stipulates tarteeb(sequence), so if the shower did include a seperate niyyah for wudhu aswell as the tarteeb, then wudhu is not made.