Poor religious education creates a breeding ground for radical organisations, warn scholars and analysts.
The centre aims to unite Uzbeks to fight extremism through scientific study of Islamic history and culture, authorities say.
The proposed rules are meant to protect the public, say officials.
In the 1990s, the country had only 39 mosques. Now it has nearly 3,000.
The Uakyp Foundation will help clergy step up rehabilitation of radicalised individuals, say its founders.
A hotline to counsel callers affected by extremism has been serving the public since last December.
A planning document, approved by the president, urges stronger measures to combat alien, spurious teachings.
The Laureate of Astana award is meant to encourage efforts to reverse any gains by extremism.
Clergy are using social media to promote tolerance and kindness during the holy month of Ramadan.
The country recently designated a new Islamic university and plans to offer studies in Islamic civilisation at another facility of higher learning.