He who directs, manages, conducts, governs, meas- ures, plans every action which happens at any moment in the entire universe.
“For each (such person) there are (angels) in suc- cession. Before and behind him: they guard him by command of Allah. Verily never will Allah change the condition of a people until they change it themselves (with their own souls). But when (once) Allah willeth a people’s punishment, there can be no turning it back, NOR WILL THEY FIND, BESIDES HIM, ANY TO PROTECT.”
(13:11) The Holy Quran
From the root w-l-y with the classical Arabic connotations: to be near, close, nearby to be a friend, helper, supporter to defend, guard (lit. friendly dealing) to be in charge, to turn one toward something to be the master, owner, lord.