The construction of the mosque was sponsored by a wealthy Tatar merchant, Mortaza Äcimev, hence the name. The construction started in 1887 and was completed in 1890. The architect is unknown. The architectural style is national romance eclecticism. The mosque has a 51-meters height minaret near the door, two halls, it is one-storied. The interior is designed in the medieval Oriental traditions. In 1930 the mosque was closed done by the authorities. In 1990-1992 it underwent reconstruction of both facades and the interior. In 1992 it was returned to the believers.