made-up ritual, religious invention, addition, new practice that has no basis in the Qurʾān or Sunnah, cultural superstition added into Islam, invented ritual
incompatible addition to religion
In the sphere of religion, with regards to worshipping Allāh , Muḥammad ﷺ taught us everything we need to know.
“whoever introduces something into this religious matter of ours, Allah will reject it.” Bukhari
if you do it to brig you closer to Allāh , that's religious.