Aral-Paygambar, which means the island of the prophet, is an island on the Amu Darya river which separates Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. The nature reserve was created in 1960 on the island of Aral-Paygambar on the Amu Darya river near Termez.
It is also a military zone due to its proximity to Afghanistan. There is a mausoleum of the Islamic and Biblical prophet Zul-Kifl. The prophet Zul-Kifl is mentioned in the Quran as Dhul-Kifl and the Old Testament as Ezekiel. According to the legend, the prophet had ordered to let his dead body go in a boat and to bury him at a place where the boat would pull in to the shore. But the boat stopped in the middle of the Amu Darya river, near Termez. At this spot an island quickly rose where his body was buried thereafter. The mausoleum was built in the 11th and 12th centuries, and consists of a mosque with its adjoining premises, a burial vault and two commemoration rooms.