Definition of al-Hudaa (guidance) were limited to mean: information and acknowledgment only, then according to this definition, Ibees is among the guided for he did acknowledge the superiority of Allaah and he said to Allaah تعالى: “By Your Honor…” and he did acknowledge that Allaah تعالىcreated him and Aadam. But since he did not obey what he was commanded, so Allaah تعالىcalled declared him as Kaafir. Therefore this definition of al-Hudaa is incomplete.
Shaikh al-Sa`deeرحمه اللهin the Tafseer of aayah 13 of Surah al-Kahf defined al-Hudaa as: “Beneficial Knowledge and Righteous Deeds.” So the correct definition of Al-Hudaa is that it is a blessing of Allaah تعالى upon His slaves to allow then to learn beneficial knowledge and to act upon it. Doing righteous deeds is an integral part of being guided.
True Guidance is the ability of converting Knowledge into Actions.
Narrated from Umm Salamah that when the Prophet (ﷺ) performed the morning prayer, while he said the Salam,(after doing other remembrance or Azkar) he would say: ‘Allahumma inni as’aluka ‘ilman nafi’an, wa rizqan tayyiban, wa ‘amalan mutaqabbalan (O Allah, I ask You for beneficial knowledge, goodly provision and acceptable deeds).’” Sunan Ibn Majah Vol. 1:Hadith 925
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ عِلْمًا نَافِعًا وَرِزْقًا طَيِّبًا وَعَمَلاً مُتَقَبَّلاً