I am aware that RasulAllah Sallallahu Alaihe Wasallam said that there is healing in fire, but I have forbidden my Ummat to use it.
I was wondering if any of the 'Ulema could explain this a little further. I've used cautery before for basic surgery. Although this is not fire, it is the burning of human tissue.
Does cautery come under the definition of the hadith, and is therefore prohibited?
(Cautery is also used by surgeons when they need to stop bleeding during surgery.)