Musharaf al Mehboobeen, By Sheikh ul Tareeqat Hazrat Khwaja Mehboob Qasim Chishti Muhsarafee Qadiri, Page 616
Mawiya invited Hazrat Ayesha r.a for dinner. He ordered for a ditch to be dug, and filled it with spears and swords tipped upwards. According to the History of Allama Ibn Khaldun, Mawiya covered this deep well with weak wood and covered it with carpet. He placed a wooden chair on top of this trap in respect for Hazrat Ayesha. As soon as Hazrat Ayesha sat on the chair, she fell into the well and got severely injured with a lot of broken bones. To hide his crime, Mawiya ordered the sealing of the well and with it, buried Hazrat Ayesha in it, thus was responsible for the murder of Hazrat Ayesha.
Sunni Sufi Scholar like Hazrat Sibt ibn al-Jawzi r.a ,Hazrat Hakim Sanai r.a, and Khwaja Mehboob Qasim Chishti Muhsarafee Qadiri r.a say that she was murdered by Muawiyah. Hazrat Abu Hurairah r.a led her funeral prayer after the tahajjud (night) prayer, and she was buried at Jannat al-Baqi.