Hadith: The punishment of cutting the fingers of a woman is a consideration (in terms of camels) of ten camels for the cutting of one finger; twenty camels for two fingers; thirty camels for three fingers and twenty for four fingers.
Be it a man or a woman, the compensation for cutting the finger of someone may be exacted from the culprit, but there is no such prescription in the Quran. People may award compensation according to the prevailing conditions of the time. Even though such a punishment may have been meted out sometime in history, no person of sound mind can argue that it has a universal validity and that camel should be the unit of measure. On the other hand, the above hadith does not stand to reason in that for three fingers the award is thirty camels while for four fingers the number drops to twenty.