AL-WAALI-The Governor, The Patron The Holder of Supreme Authority
The One who is the sole planner, implementer, governor and ruler of all things.
The One who is the supportive, helpful master of all things.
The One who is the friendly and protective ruler and governor of all of creation.
From the root w-l-y which has the following classical Arabic connotations:
to be near, close, nearby
to be a friend, helper, supporter, maintainer
to defend, guard (lit. friendly dealing)
to be in charge, to turn one toward something
to be the master, owner, lord
The name Wālī is not specifically used as a Beautiful Name in the Qur’ān.
Wālī emphasizes the aspects of lordship, ownership and mastery of the One who is also friend and helper.
Walī emphasizes the nearness and protective, supportive, guarding aspects of the One who is also the lord and master.